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Themed collection International Symposium on Green Chemistry 2017

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Perspective

An overview of cathode materials for microbial electrosynthesis of chemicals from carbon dioxide

The applicability of microbial electrosynthesis (MES) for chemical synthesis from carbon dioxide (CO2) requires improved production and energetic efficiencies. The electrode material and its interaction with the biocatalyst greatly influence the MES performance.

Graphical abstract: An overview of cathode materials for microbial electrosynthesis of chemicals from carbon dioxide
Perspective

Sustainable chemistry: how to produce better and more from less?

This review describes the rapid evolution of chemistry in the context of a sustainable development of our society. Written in collaboration between scientists from different horizons, either from public organizations or chemical companies, we aim here at providing recommendations to accelerate the emergence of eco-designed products on the market.

Graphical abstract: Sustainable chemistry: how to produce better and more from less?
Critical Review

Bio-based amines through sustainable heterogeneous catalysis

Heterogeneous catalysis offers a sustainable toolbox for the synthesis of a wide variety of biomass-derived amines.

Graphical abstract: Bio-based amines through sustainable heterogeneous catalysis
Open Access Critical Review

Organic electrolyte solutions as versatile media for the dissolution and regeneration of cellulose

Organic electrolyte solutions – mixtures of a (room-temperature) ionic liquid with a neutral, organic, polar co-solvent – are attracting increasing attention as solvents for the regeneration and derivatisation of cellulose.

Graphical abstract: Organic electrolyte solutions as versatile media for the dissolution and regeneration of cellulose
Communication

Designing the thermal behaviour of aqueous biphasic systems composed of ammonium-based zwitterions

The design of the thermal behaviour – from an upper critical solution temperature (UCST) to a lower critical solution temperature (LCST) – of aqueous biphasic systems composed of water-soluble ammonium-based zwitterions.

Graphical abstract: Designing the thermal behaviour of aqueous biphasic systems composed of ammonium-based zwitterions
From the themed collection: 2017 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Communication

Potassium isopropyl xanthate (PIX): an ultra-efficient palladium scavenger

The increasing employment of palladium-catalyzed reactions in the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) has created a pressing need for ultra-efficient palladium removal of the resulting metal contaminants.

Graphical abstract: Potassium isopropyl xanthate (PIX): an ultra-efficient palladium scavenger
From the themed collection: 2017 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Paper

Sustainable synthesis routes towards urazole compounds

The synthesis of urazoles in a one-pot, fast and high-yielding fashion without the use of isocyanates or chloroformates is described.

Graphical abstract: Sustainable synthesis routes towards urazole compounds
Paper

Bio-based N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidones by Pd-catalyzed reductive N-alkylation and decarboxylation of glutamic acid

Bio-based N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidones were successfully synthesized, starting from glutamic acid and simple carbonyl compounds, by Pd-catalyzed reductive N-alkylation and decarboxylation.

Graphical abstract: Bio-based N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidones by Pd-catalyzed reductive N-alkylation and decarboxylation of glutamic acid
Paper

Carbon dioxide-to-methanol single-pot conversion using a C-scorpionate iron(II) catalyst

The highly efficient eco-friendly synthesis of methanol directly from carbon dioxide and H2 catalysed by the iron(II) scorpionate catalyst [FeCl23-HC(pz)3}] is reported.

Graphical abstract: Carbon dioxide-to-methanol single-pot conversion using a C-scorpionate iron(ii) catalyst
From the themed collection: 2017 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
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Polyethylenimine-cross-linked cellulose nanocrystals for highly efficient recovery of rare earth elements from water and a mechanism study

PEI acts not only as a cross-linker but also as a chelating agent for RE ions.

Graphical abstract: Polyethylenimine-cross-linked cellulose nanocrystals for highly efficient recovery of rare earth elements from water and a mechanism study
Paper

Nutritional requirements and the impact of yeast extract on the D-lactic acid production by Sporolactobacillus inulinus

For the first time, nutritional requirements including the effects of yeast extract on the D-lactic acid production by Sporolactobacillus inulinus are presented.

Graphical abstract: Nutritional requirements and the impact of yeast extract on the d-lactic acid production by Sporolactobacillus inulinus
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Self-assembly of a bio-based extractant in methyl esters: combination of small angle X-ray scattering experiments and molecular dynamics simulations

The structure of a bio-based extractant in oils was accessed by combining experiments and molecular dynamics simulations.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of a bio-based extractant in methyl esters: combination of small angle X-ray scattering experiments and molecular dynamics simulations
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Stabilising Ni catalysts for the dehydration–decarboxylation–hydrogenation of citric acid to methylsuccinic acid

Ni nanoparticles could be stabilised to enable the Ni catalyzed dehydration–decarboxylation–hydrogenation of citric acid to methylsuccinic acid.

Graphical abstract: Stabilising Ni catalysts for the dehydration–decarboxylation–hydrogenation of citric acid to methylsuccinic acid
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Whole-cell biocatalytic selective oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furancarboxylic acid

HMF has been efficiently upgraded into HMFCA with a good yield by using a highly HMF-tolerant strain Comamonas testosteroni SC1588.

Graphical abstract: Whole-cell biocatalytic selective oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furancarboxylic acid
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Nano-flowered Ce@MOR hybrids with modulated acid properties for the vapor-phase dehydration of 1,3-butanediol into butadiene

A series of Ce@MOR hybrids based on CeOx nanoparticles (1–2.5 nm) encapsulated in mordenite exhibited high catalytic activity and selectivity for the vapor-phase dehydration of 1,3-butanediol into butadiene.

Graphical abstract: Nano-flowered Ce@MOR hybrids with modulated acid properties for the vapor-phase dehydration of 1,3-butanediol into butadiene
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New insights into the catalytic reduction of aliphatic nitro compounds with hypophosphites under ultrasonic irradiation

This work proposes an efficient process allowing the reduction of nitro compounds to the corresponding amines in water, at 70 °C with a quantitative conversion and a maximal yield in only 15 min thanks to the ultrasonic activation.

Graphical abstract: New insights into the catalytic reduction of aliphatic nitro compounds with hypophosphites under ultrasonic irradiation
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Environmental sustainability assessment of a new degreasing formulation for the tanning cycle within leather manufacturing

The environmental assessment of the lab-scale preparation of a new lactose derivative-based degreasing formulation, for the leather manufacturing cycle, was performed by using EATOS and LCA methodologies.

Graphical abstract: Environmental sustainability assessment of a new degreasing formulation for the tanning cycle within leather manufacturing
From the themed collection: 2017 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Open Access Paper

Environmental impact assessment of wheat straw based alkyl polyglucosides produced using novel chemical approaches

A comparative environmental life cycle assessment of using low-value wheat straw to produce high value biosurfactants using a novel biorefinery, compared to those produced from palm and wheat, is reported.

Graphical abstract: Environmental impact assessment of wheat straw based alkyl polyglucosides produced using novel chemical approaches
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Controlling silicone-saccharide interfaces: greening silicones

(Poly)saccharides crosslink silicone boronic acid polymers and stabilize the silicone oil/water interface.

Graphical abstract: Controlling silicone-saccharide interfaces: greening silicones
From the themed collection: 2017 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
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Exploiting H-transfer as a tool for the catalytic reduction of bio-based building blocks: the gas-phase production of 2-methylfurfural using a FeVO4 catalyst

A new reductive process in the field of biomass valorisation for the sustainable production of bio-fuel additives and chemicals.

Graphical abstract: Exploiting H-transfer as a tool for the catalytic reduction of bio-based building blocks: the gas-phase production of 2-methylfurfural using a FeVO4 catalyst
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Synthesis of CO2-responsive cellulose nanocrystals by surface-initiated Cu(0)-mediated polymerisation

CNC was converted into a CO2-responsive composite nanomaterial by grafting PDMAEMA and PDEAEMA on its surface using a grafting-from approach via surface-initiated copper(0)-mediated polymerisation.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of CO2-responsive cellulose nanocrystals by surface-initiated Cu(0)-mediated polymerisation
Paper

Ecocatalyzed Suzuki cross coupling of heteroaryl compounds

A bio-based EcoPd was developed for the Suzuki cross coupling of heteroaryl compounds.

Graphical abstract: Ecocatalyzed Suzuki cross coupling of heteroaryl compounds
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β-Amino acid derived gemini surfactants from diformylfuran (DFF) with particularly low critical micelle concentration (CMC)

Starting from diformylfuran (DFF) obtained from biomass, a new family of gemini surfactants has been synthesized.

Graphical abstract: β-Amino acid derived gemini surfactants from diformylfuran (DFF) with particularly low critical micelle concentration (CMC)
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This collection comprises articles based on presentations at the International Symposium on Green Chemistry 2017 meeting held in La Rochelle, France between 16th-19th May 2017.

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