Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi have developed environmentally safe and cost-efficient catalysts that enable industrial chemical reactions.
A catalyst is a substance that can be added to a reaction to increasing the reaction rate without getting consumed in the process. The team has recently developed a heterogeneous catalyst based on easily available carbon, for hydrogenation – a class of reactions extensively used in the chemical industry.
The results by the IIT team has also been published in the prestigious journal, Green Chemistry, published by the Royal Chemical Society. The team was also assisted by scholars at IIT Ropar in the research.
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