Upcycling a plastic cup: one-pot synthesis of lactate containing metal organic frameworks from polylactic acid

Benjamin Slater, So On Wong, Andrew Duckworth, Andrew J.P. White, Matthew R. Hill, Bradley P. Ladewig

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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 homochiral lactate based frameworks were successfully synthesised and characterised from PLA as a feed source, including ZnBLD. The chiral separation ability of ZnBLD was maintained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7319-7322
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number51
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

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