UH researchers report new class of polyethylene catalyst

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The nickel-based catalyst is described in a paper published Friday, Jan. 25, in Nature Communications .

“This is a completely new class of catalysts that can produce ultra-high-weight polyethylene,” said co-author Olafs Daugulis, Robert A. Welch Chair of Chemistry at UH. “We have demonstrated that this class of nickel catalysts works.”