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Submission + - Iron Nanospheres Turn Plants Into Plastics (

labnet writes: A new type of catalyst made of iron nanoparticles enables the efficient conversion of non-food plant waste into the key components of materials such as plastics, medicines, and paint. The catalyst was developed by chemists at Utrecht University in The Netherlands, together with Dow Chemical's Benelux operation and Delft University of Technology.

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