Volume 92 Issue 5 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 3, 2014 | Web Date: January 30, 2014

In Search Of An Ideal Route To Hydrogen Peroxide

Chemical Reagents: Researchers develop a highly selective catalyst for making the widely used bleaching agent and oxidant
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Sustainability, Green Chemistry
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: hydrogen peroxide, carbon nitride, oxidation, propylene oxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a familiar disinfectant found in most people’s medicine cabinet. But H2O2’s bigger role is in industry, where it is used to bleach paper and as an oxidant to make commodity chemicals such as propylene oxide. However, there isn’t an ideal way to make bulk quantities of this key reagent.

Researchers at Osaka University, in Japan, have now designed an approach for producing H2O2 that could become the ideal process chemists have been . . .

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