Issue Date: February 3, 2014 | Web Date: January 30, 2014
In Search Of An Ideal Route To Hydrogen Peroxide
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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