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IIT Madras converts petroleum waste toluene into useful product

Using platinum nanocatalyst, a two-member team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has successfully converted petroleum waste-product toluene into benzoic acid. Benzoic acid is used as a food preservative (E210) and medicine for fungal/bacterial infection.


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The Hindu | Last Update : 31-Mar-19

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