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Nexus molecule outputs pure ethylene glycol

Ethylene glycol is traditionally manufactured through energy-intensive thermocatalytic processes. Now, in a marked advance, a cascade catalytic system using electrochemically synthesized H2O2 for ethylene oxidation has been introduced. This strategy represents a benchmark for sustainable chemical manufacturing.

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Fig. 1: Different pathways for ethylene glycol production.


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Xia, C. Nexus molecule outputs pure ethylene glycol. Nat Catal 6, 559–560 (2023).

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