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

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submitted on 25.04.2019 and posted on 25.04.2019 by Benjamin Slater, So-On Wong, Andrew Duckworth, Andrew J. P. White, Matthew R. Hill, Bradley P. Ladewig

Waste PLA can be upcycled to metal organic frameworks of potential high value in a one-pot synthesis scheme, where PLA depolymerisation occurs in-situ. 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.


Additional data including the CIF file, the CheckCIF document, and the raw XRD spectra, are available from the Zenodo repository linked below.

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

bradley.ladewig@kit.edu

Institution

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Country

Germany

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-2135-1913

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

No conflicts to declare.

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