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Green Chemistry

The home of cutting-edge research on the development of alternative sustainable technologies.
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Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00542B, Communication
Transition-metal-free synthesis of vinyl sulfones utilizing sodium sulfinates and cinnamic acids through a tandem cross-decarboxylative/coupling reaction has been developed. This transformation is simple, efficient and environmentally benign, with a wide...
Jiayu Xin, Suojiang Zhang, Yan Dongxia, Olubunmi Ayodele, Xingmei Lu and Jianji Wang
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00501E, Paper
It is of indispensable importance to form C-C bond between biomass derived compounds for the production of bio-alkanes from biomass. In this study, it was found that C-C can be...
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00458B, Tutorial Review
Developments of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) for use as supports and explorations of their applications in aqueous catalysis represent an important branch of green chemistry as they enable environmentally friendly and...
Luigi Vaccaro, Daniela Lanari, Assunta Marrocchi and Giacomo Strappaveccia
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00410H, Tutorial Review
Green chemistry and flow chemistry are ideal partners for accessing novel chemical spaces and define highly efficient synthetic tools. In this review article contributions have been selected according to the...
David Chadderdon, Le Xin, Ji Qi, Yang Qiu, Phani Krishna, Karren L More and Wenzhen Li
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00401A, Paper
This work explores the potential-dependent electrocatalytic oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in alkaline media over supported Au and Pd nanoparticles and demonstrates the synergistic effects of bimetallic Pd-Au catalysts for the...
Karol Erfurt, Ilona Wandzik, Krzysztof Z Walczak, Karolina Matuszek and Anna Chrobok
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00380B, Paper
The synthesis and characterisation of new hydrogen-bond-rich ionic liquids and studies of their catalytic performance in Diels-Alder reactions are described. D-Glucose and chloroalcohols were used as the raw materials and...
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00406J, Communication
A general organocatalytic 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction between allyl ketones and various azides is reported. The reaction is catalyzed by a secondary amine to generate substituted 1,2,3-triazoles with high levels of regioselectivity.
Yvonne Traa, Martin Trautmann and Armin Löwe
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00649F, Communication
Direct coal liquefaction (DCL) is an industrial technology for the production of liquid fuels by high-pressure and high-temperature hydroconversion of coal, invented by the Nobel Prize laureate Bergius. The technique...
Roxan Joncour, Nicolas Duguet, Estelle Métay, Amadéo Ferreira and Marc Lemaire
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00166D, Communication
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) was prepared from hydroquinone and ammonium acetate in acetic acid with 88% yield and >99% purity.
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00273C, Paper
Olefin cross-metathesis of unsaturated fatty acid methyl ester (FAMEs) derived benzyl carbamates with methyl acrylate is described. The obtained by-product, an α,β-unsaturated ester, was further modified via thia-Michael addition reactions...
Sofia sa, Manoj B Gawande, Alexandre Velhinho, João Pedro Veiga, Nenad Bundaleski, João Trigueiro, Alexander Tolstogouzov, Orlando M.N.D. Teodoro, Radek Zboril, Rajender S Varma and Paula Branco
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00558A, Paper
The immobilization of Pd on magnetite surface afforded (Nanocat-Fe-Pd) using inexpensive precursors and its catalytic role in the Buchwald-Hartwig reaction for arylation of amines and amides was investigated; C-N bond...
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42551G, Paper
An eco-friendly method was developed for the synthesis of 2-benzimidazoles over an Fe3O4@SiO2@(NH4)6Mo7O24 magnetic core–shell nanocomposite using hydrogen peroxide.
Mohamed Taha, Francisca A. e Silva, Maria V. Quental, Sónia P. M. Ventura, Mara G. Freire and João A. P. Coutinho
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00328D, Paper
This work reports a promising approach to the development of novel self-buffering and biocompatible ionic liquids for biological research in which the anions are derived from biological buffers (Good's buffers, GB).
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42333F, Critical Review
Recent advancements in biodiesel synthesis catalyzed by solid acids, particularly novel hybrid organic–inorganic solid acids, are reviewed.
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00190G, Paper
Efficient capture of CX2 (O, S) in reusable ReILs to synthesize quinazoline derivatives mildly.
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00459K, Paper
This work outlines the synthesis and characterization of a green epoxy resin derived from bark extractives. The resins were prepared at various temperatures and catalyst amounts to determine an optimal...
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00383G, Paper
Dispersible self-assembled boronate polymers can serve as support materials for metal nanoparticle catalysts. As a proof-of-concept, catalytic systems for the chemoselective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde (CA) were prepared by the NaBH4...
Yoshinari Sawama, Kosuke Morita, Tsuyoshi Yamada, Saori Nagata, Yuki Yabe, Yasunari Monguchi and Hironao Sajiki
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00434E, Communication
The efficient, and catalytic dehydrogenation of alcohols is a clean approach to prepare carbonyl compounds accompanied by only the generation of hydrogen gas. We have accomplished the heterogeneous rhodium on...
Peter J. Miedziak, Hamed Alshammari, Simon A. Kondrat, Tomos J. Clarke, Thomas E. Davies, Moataz Morad, David J. Morgan, David J. Willock, David W. Knight, Stuart H. Taylor and Graham J. Hutchings
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00087K, Paper
From themed collection Conversion of biomass with heterogeneous catalysts
We report the selective oxidation of glucose to gluconic acid under mild conditions and show that if a basic support is used then the reaction can be carried out without the addition of sacrificial base or pH control.
Sridhar Madabhushi, Raveendra Jillella, Vinodkumar Sriramoju and Rajpal Singh
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00246F, Paper
A simple and efficient method for synthesis of sulfonyl chlorides/bromides by oxyhalogenation of thiols and disulfides with oxone-KX (X = Cl or Br) using water as the solvent is presented.
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00365A, Paper
Introduction of a dodecyl-imidazolium motif on the primary face of a β-cyclodextrin allows the development of a highly recyclable catalytic system for reactions in an aqueous environment.
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00243A, Paper
The key C-C bond forming step of the Rh-catalysed carboxylation of organoboron compounds with CO2 was investigated by density functional theory (DFT) at the IEFPCM/PBE0/DGDZVP level of theory. With a...
Long Chen, Mahdi Sharifzadeh, Niall Mac Dowell, Tom Welton, Nilay Shah and Jason P. Hallett
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00016A, Paper
ILs manufactured from inexpensive raw materials in few steps are cheaper than some organic solvents and have a low environmental impact.
Stéphane Cadot, Nelly Rameau, Stéphane Mangematin, Catherine Pinel and Laurent Djakovitch
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00256C, Paper
Copper-catalyzed decarboxylation of biosourced carboxylic acids, including cinnamic acid, α-amino acid and heterocyclic derivatives, in PEG is reported. The reuse of the solvent and catalyst is demonstrated by the synthesis of 4-vinylguaiacol in 92% yield.
Libin Hu, Yiping Luo, Bin Cai, Jianmei Li, Dongmei Tong and Changwei Hu
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42489H, Paper
The cracking of phenylpropyl side-chain C–C bonds in lignin followed the order Cα–Cβ, C1–Cα, Cβ–Cγ.

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