Benzoic acid Current Affairs, GK & News
Using platinum nanocatalyst, a two-member team at the 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. Toluene is converted into benzoic acid through selective and controlled oxidation in the presence of a catalyst — binaphthyl-stabilised platinum nanoparticles (Pt-BNP). ..
Topics: Benzoic acid • Chemical substances • Chemistry • Excipients • GABAA receptor positive allosteric modulators • Hazardous air pollutants • Occupational safety and health • Petrochemicals • Physical sciences • Tert-Butyl hydroperoxide • Toluene • Toluene toxicity