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  • Korley, L. T. J.; Epps, T. H., III; Helms, B. A.; Ryan, A. J. “Polymer Upcycling ? Adding Value and Tackling Circularity.” Science, 373, 66-69, (2021), DOI:10.1126/science.abg4503
  • Kots, P. A.; Liu, S.; Vance, B. C.; Wang, C.; Sheehan, J. D.; Vlachos, D. G. “Polypropylene Plastic Waste Conversion to Lubricants over Ru/TiO2 Catalysts.” ACS Catalysis, 11, 8104-8115, (2021), DOI:10.1021/acscatal.1c00874
  • Wang, C.; Xie, T.; Kots, P.A.; Vance, B.C.; Yu, K.; Kumar, P.; Fu, J.; Liu, S.; Tslomelekis, G.; Stach, E.A.; Zheng, W.; Vlachos, D.G. “Polyethylene Hydrogenolysis at Mild Conditions over Ruthenium on Tungstated Zirconia” Journal of the American Chemical Society, ASAP, xx, (2021), DOI:10.1021/jacsau.1c00200
  • Vance, B.C.; Kots, P.A.; Wang C.; Hinton, Z.R.; Quinn, C. M.; Epps, T.H.; Korley, L.T.J.; Vlachos, D.G. “Single pot catalyst strategy to branched products via adhesive isomerization and hydrocracking of polyethylene over platinum tungstated zirconia” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 299, 120483, (2021), DOI:10.1016/j.apcatb.2021.120483
  • Liu, S.; Kots, P.A.; Vance, B.C.; Danielson, A.; Vlachos, D.G. “Plastic waste to fuels by hydrocracking at mild conditions” Science Advances, 7, eabf8283, (2021), DOI:10.1126/sciadv.abf8283


  • Narayan, R.; Saltzberg, M.; Epps, T. H., III; Korley, L.; Van Trump, P.; Powell, B.; Kettner, D.; Zieler, H.; Atkinson, D. “Virtual Congressional Education Briefing: End of Life for Bioplastics.” Industrial Biotechnology, 16, 349-358, (2020), DOI:10.1089/ind.2020.29228.rna


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