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Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Professor Troels Skrydstrup, Department of Chemistry, AU (Host: Tobias Weidner)

From Plastic Disassembly to Carbon Capture with Waste Plastic

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Thursday 23 February 2023,  at 15:00 - 17:00


1514-213, Aud I, Department of Chemistry

15:00-15:15       Coffee & cake in the foyer
15.15-16:00       Scientific talk
16:15-17:00       Q&A session for PhD students

In this talk, I will present work leading to our initial studies on the use of waste plastics for carbon capture. I will commence by summarizing our work on the catalytic disassembly of different plastics to base chemicals, including polyurethanes and epoxy composites. Thereafter, I will show our recent work in the chemical transformation of plastic materials, such as polyacrylonitrile, to new materials that have the capacity to bind CO2. Efforts on other plastics will also be covered.

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