Table 3: The effects of size on the glycolysis of PETa.

Size of PET (mm2)Conversion (%)Yield (%)

0.510081.4
197.983.3
295.574.6
393.769.3
488.864.8

Reaction conditions: PET 2 g; [Bmim]ZnCl3 1 wt%; reaction time 5 h; reaction temperature 180°C.