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  • Metal-ion catalysts and hydrogen peroxide could green up plastics production

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    Illinois professor David Flaherty, right, and graduate student Daniel Bregante are working on a greener way to produce plastic and resin precursors that are derived from fossil fuels, a process that might ultimately lead to broader industry adoption of this fine-tuned and environmentally conscious version of a much older process.

    Photo by Joyce Seay-Knoblauch

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  • To reach David Flaherty, call 217-244-2816; email dwflhrty@illinois.edu.  

    To reach Daniel Bregante, email dbregan2@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “Periodic trends in olefin epoxidation over group IV and V framework-substituted zeolite catalysts: A kinetic and spectroscopic study” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.