Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chevron Phillips Chemical teams up with BYU researchers to speed up catalyst development

Posted: May 14, 2018

The soft plastic water bottle next to your monitor, the hard-plastic dash in your car, and the range of other plastics surrounding you are a combination of unique materials mixed to achieve properties such as strength, flexibility, opacity and stability. However, chemical companies are looking for ways to improve process efficiency.

New research from a BYU chemistry team could help — and simultaneously open doors to tackle other “grand challenges in catalysis chemistry,” said chemistry professor Daniel Ess, whose findings were recently published in top-ranked journal ACS Catalysis.

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