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Plastic-linked new materials for sustainable use
Sep 06, 2018

Plastic hooks are very common in people's lives, from electronic devices to parcels and vehicles, and waste plastics after use are hard to break down, usually hundreds of years without decay, and when they burn, they can cause chemicals to enter the environment and produce toxic substances in the air. Recently, researchers at the North Dakota State State University of America (NDSU) have developed a new type of plastic that can degrade and reduce molecules in special light, and these molecules can also produce new plastics again.


The papers were published in the recently published journal Applied Chemistry. The team produced a molecular solution with fructose from fruit and then converted it into plastic (polymer).


The plastics are exposed to 350 NM of ultraviolet light for 3 hours, and can be completely decomposed into the original soluble molecules, according to a recent report by the physicist organization network. "Real sustainable use involves breaking down materials into basic substances that make up it. We have proved that we can decompose it into a basic substance and regenerate the polymer. "The Mukund of the school's Sustainable Materials Science Center. Spitz said. They use oilseeds, cellulose, lignin, and sucrose to produce the basic molecules of plastics, and then synthesize the basic molecules into polymer molecules that eventually form plastic.


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