Polyethylene

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Polyethylene is a polymer of ethylene. It is non-toxic and easily recycled.

Synthesis

Polyethylene is produced in industrial quantities through the use of catalysts. Common catalysts include chromium trioxide and metallocene.

Use

Polyethylene is used widely on Earth, and will likely have many applications in a martian settlement.

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