An international group of scientists has unlocked the secret of a gold-based catalyst that is responsible for a new, environmentally friendly method of producing the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) that is used to manufacture polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the world’s third-most widely used plastic.

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Researchers reveal atomic-level activity of green catalyst used in PVC production

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