University of Liverpool – greener, more efficient and recyclable plastics

Researchers at the University of Liverpool are at the forefront of research into industrially useful sulphur chemistry that could help deliver new, easily recyclable plastics with the potential to help clean our air and water and provide components for everything from batteries to optics. Research at Liverpool identified new production methods for sulphur polymers that reduce temperature requirements and avoid the generation of poisonous hydrogen disulphide gas as a side product, boosting efficiency and making the whole process more eco-friendly. These advances open the door to the potential creation of new and greener porous materials with high surface areas that could have large-scale applications in gas storage, catalysis and filtration.

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