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Hundreds Of Everyday Products Could Become Greener With New Discovery

From the 26 April 2011 Medical News Today article

The American Chemical Society (ACS) today, 26th April, released a new episode in its award-winning “Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions” podcast series showcasing a discovery that could mean greener and more environmentally friendly production of a key ingredient used to make everything from paint to diapers. …

The new podcast is available without charge at iTunes and from ACS’ website.

The podcast and accompanying website focus on a new way to make acrylic acid, a key industrial material that’s usually produced from pricey and increasingly scarce petroleum. It involves development of a new catalyst that permits production of acrylic acid without using petroleum. The research appeared in the American Chemical Society’s journal, ACS Catalysis.

April 26, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health | , ,

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