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Green Chemistry

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Gergely Lakatos, Zsuzsanna Deák, Imre Vass, Tamás Rétfalvi, Szabolcs Rozgonyi, Gábor Rákhely, Vince Ördög, Éva Kondorosi and Gergely Maróti
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00745J, Paper
The green algae Chlamydomonas sp. strain 549 and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cc124 were investigated for their hydrogen-evolution capability in mixed algal-bacterial cultures. Stable bacterial contaminations were identified during Chlamydomonas sp. strain...
Alexander Gutmann, Linda Bungaruang, Hansjorg Weber, Mario Leypold, Rolf Breinbauer and Bernd Nidetzky
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00960F, Paper
Regioselective O-β-D-glucosylation of flavonoid core structures is used in plants to create diverse natural products. Their prospective application as functional food and pharmaceutical ingredients makes flavonoid glucosides interesting targets for...
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01158A, Communication
Here we report that combination of two widely used solid catalysts such as Pd/C and Amberlyst-15 in a single reactor allowed HMF and even fructose to be converted to 5-hydroxy-2,5-hexanedione...
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00932K, Communication
A catalyst-free sulfonylation of activated alkenes developed under mild conditions in water.
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00829D, Paper
Using heteropolyacid and copper(II) as catalysts, renewable furfural has been successfully transformed to maleic anhydride and biologically important 5-acetoxyl-2(5H)-furfuran.
A. Figoli, T. Marino, S. Simone, E. Di Nicolò, X.-M. Li, T. He, S. Tornaghi and E. Drioli
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00613E, Tutorial Review
Non-toxic solvents, in accordance with principle 5 of green chemistry, will strongly contribute to green membrane production.
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01139B, Communication
A simple grafting protocol is reported which affords a ten-fold enhancement in acid site density of mesoporous sulfonic acid silicas compared to conventional syntheses; offering improved process efficiency and new...
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00748D, Paper
A carbon-coated magnetic Fe3O4@CPd catalyst has been synthesized via in situ generation of nanoferrites and incorporation of carbon originating from renewable cellulose; the catalyst can be used for the oxidation of alcohols, amination reaction and arylation of aryl halides.
Virginia P. Silva Nykänen, Outi Härkönen, Antti Nykänen, Panu Hiekkataipale, Janne Ruokolainen and Olli Ikkala
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00794H, Paper
The combination of starch and a star-shaped non-hazardous plasticizer based on phosphazene produces self-reinforced composite films with temporal stability, no leaching and no retrodegradation.
Kyujin Kim, Inhyuk Kim, Yunjung Oh, Daehee Lee, Kyoohee Woo, Sunho Jeong and Jooho Moon
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00896K, Paper
A Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell with an efficiency of 8.17% was fabricated using a non-toxic solvent-based hybrid-ink without the involvement of a complex synthesis, toxic solvents or harmful post-selenization.
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01093K, Paper
Xylo-oligosaccharide production together with glucose formation during the enzymatic hydrolysis is the best approach for waste biomass CO2-accompanied valorisation.
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00755G, Paper
Combining chemical strategies: a robust, heterogeneous and recyclable catalytic system: iron–ionic liquid/carbon material as solid Lewis acid for the direct benzylation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds with alcohols.
Patrícia A. Russo, Margarida M. Antunes, Patrícia Neves, Paul V. Wiper, Enza Fazio, Fortunato Neri, Francesco Barreca, Luís Mafra, Martyn Pillinger, Nicola Pinna and Anabela A. Valente
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01037J, Paper
Mesoporous carbon/silica composites with high acid site contents of different strengths are versatile catalysts for converting biomass-derived intermediates to bio-products.
Paula Marina Uberman, Natalia J. S. Costa, Karine Philippot, Rafaela Carmona, Alcindo Aparecido dos Santos and Liane Marcia Rossi
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00669K, Paper
We describe a recyclable heterogeneous palladium nanocatalyst for the selective hydrogenation of alkynes to alkenes. The catalyst was prepared through the decomposition of the organometallic precursor Pd2(dba)3 over a magnetic...
shalabh Gupta, Takeshi Kobayashi, Ihor Z Hlova, Jennifer F. Goldston, Marek Pruski and Vitalij Pecharsky
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00998C, Paper
Nearly quantitative mechanochemical synthesis of non-solvated AlH3 from lithium aluminium hydride (LiAlH4) and aluminium chloride (AlCl3) has been achieved at room temperature under moderate pressure of hydrogen or inert gas....
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00684D, Communication
A general method to synthesize halide and halide-free ionic liquids was developed. Direct alkylation of imidazole and pyridine derivatives was performed in the presence of an acid using an orthoester as the alkyl donor yielding ionic liquid products. Our [BMIM][BF4] had a 35 times lower Cl content than the commercial [BMIM][BF4] based on ion chromatography.
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01105H, Paper
Al-SBA-15 exhibited excelling catalytic activities in acid-catalysed glycerol transformation including esterification and acetalisation reactions. Quantitative conversion and good selectivities to mono- and diacetylglycerides could be obtained in the esterification of...
M. Blain, L. Jean-Gérard, R. Auvergne, D. Benazet, S. Caillol and B. Andrioletti
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01032A, Paper
Non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPUs) constitute a promising alternative for more classical polyurethanes (PUs) as they may display mechanical properties that can match those of PUs and their synthesis does not involve the use of toxic isocyanates.
Florence M. Chardon, Nicole Blaquiere, Georgette M. Castanedo and Stefan G. Koenig
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00884G, Communication
Favorable solvents supplant dichloromethane in routine silica gel chromatography and eliminate halogenated waste, thereby improving safety, economics, and environmental impact.
zhenhui kang, Juan Liu, Yanmei yang, Naiyun Liu, yang liu and Hui Huang
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01126K, Paper
Green strategy for high-efficiency and high-selectivity catalytic oxidation of alkanes is always a huge challenge for current catalysis chemistry and chemical production. Despite extensive development efforts on new catalysts for...
Dirk E. De Vos, Yves Schellekens, Bert Van Trimpont, Pieter-Jan Goelen, Koen Binnemans, Mario Smet and Marie-Anne Persoons
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00873A, Paper
Polyurethanes based on aliphatic isocyanates are of great interest for industrial applications that require UV-stability. To overcome the low reactivity of (cyclo)aliphatic diisocyanates a catalyst is usually added to accelerate...
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00885E, Paper
Judicious utilization of solar light in asymmetric synthesis of optically active compounds by imitating natural photosynthesis introduces a new concept that harnesses this renewable energy in vitro to be ultimately...
Emily A. Peterson, Barry Dillon, Izzat Raheem, Paul Richardson, Daniel Richter, Rachel Schmidt and Helen F. Sneddon
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00615A, Perspective
This perspective details practical techniques for reducing the waste generated from chromatography within pharmaceutical drug discovery labs and additionally provides sustainable alternatives to flash chromatography.
Estevão F. Mai, Marta A. Machado, Thomas E. Davies, Jose A. Lopez-Sanchez and Victor Teixeira da Silva
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00920G, Communication
We report here for the first time that supported molybdenum carbide is an efficient catalyst to selectively convert levulinic acid into γ-valerolactone in the aqueous phase.
Qi Xiao, Sarina Sarina, Esa Jaatinen, Jianfeng Jia, Dennis P. Arnold, Hongwei Liu and Huaiyong Zhu
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00588K, Paper
Suzuki cross-coupling reactions can be driven using supported nanoparticles of gold–palladium alloys under visible light irradiation at ambient temperature.

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