Upcycling a Plastic Cup: One-Pot Synthesis of Lactate Containing Metal Organic Frameworks from Polylactic Acid

<p>Waste PLA can be upcycled to metal organic frameworks of potential high value in a one-pot synthesis scheme, where PLA depolymerisation occurs <i>in-situ</i>. Three lactate based frameworks were succesfully synthesised and characterised from PLA as a feed source, including homochiral framework ZnBLD. The chiral separation ability of ZnBLD was maintained.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Additional data including the CIF file, the CheckCIF document, and the raw XRD spectra, are available from the Zenodo repository linked below.<br></p>