Chinese scientists develop world's first copper catalyst to replace gold, silver
Updated 10:45, 11-Jan-2019

Scientists at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently announced they had found a way to "freeze" copper and make it function as a stable catalyst like gold and silver. The new catalyst offers a cheaper option in the petroleum refining, fuel cell, pharmaceutical and chemical industries which use expensive noble metals like gold and silver as catalysts.