Atomic-level activity of green catalyst used in PVC production revealed by researchers

Source: Science Daily

Individual ions of gold dispersed on a carbon support are the ideal catalytic species for converting acetylene, a gas derived from coal, into the molecule used to manufacture PVC, report scientists. The discovery comes amid international efforts to phase out acetylene conversion, which relies on a mercury-containing catalyst.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170330142235.htm