Ban­ish­ing ben­zene

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SCI­EN­TISTS HAVE de­vel­oped a cat­a­lyst that can ef­fec­tively re­move ben­zene from aro­matic com­pounds in ga­so­line. Ben­zene is a chem­i­cal com­pound that causes can­cer. The sci­en­tists de­scribe the cat­a­lyst as an organometal­lic mol­e­cule, which is not com­posed of an ex­pen­sive plat­inum me­tal but an af­ford­able, sim­ple me­tal, which is ab­sorbed onto a par­tic­u­lar ox­ide sup­port. The team cre­ated a cat­a­lyst that re­moved ben­zene from the other aro­mat­ics with high selec­tiv­ity. Jour­nal of the Amer­i­can Chem­i­cal So­ci­ety, June 3

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