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Scientists demonstrate a better, more eco-friendly method to produce hydrogen peroxide
https://phys.org/news/2021-06-scientist ... oxide.html
by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois researchers demonstrate a more efficient and environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen peroxide with palladium-gold nanoparticles, a catalyst that they found performs better when the palladium particles are surrounded by gold. Credit: Claire Benjamin/University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is used to disinfect minor cuts at home and for oxidative reactions in industrial manufacturing. Now, the pandemic has further fueled demand for this chemical and its antiseptic properties. While affordable at the grocery store, H2O2 is actually difficult and expensive to manufacture at scale.

A team led by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has demonstrated a more efficient and environmentally friendly method to produce H2O2, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
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