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Green Chemistry

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Joana Isabel Santos, Ana M.M. Gonçalves, Joana Pereira, Bruna Figueiredo, Francisca e Silva, Joao A.P. Coutinho, Sónia P.M. Ventura and Fernando Gonçalves
Green Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01129A, Paper
Ionic Liquids (ILs) are innovative solvents that can be tuned for their specific application through the selection, or functionalization, of the cation and the anion. Although the cation has been...
Green Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01203A, Paper
In this paper, an environmentally clean process to recycle the paste from a spent lead acid battery (LAB) is further developed in order to produce a porous carbon anode material...
Green Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01040C, Paper
From themed collection Green solvents for synthesis
Benzimidazoles and N-methylbenzimidazoles were synthesized by simply heating 1,2-diaminobenzenes in supercritical methanol over copper-doped porous metal oxides. These catalysts were derived from synthetic hydrotalcites that only contain earth-abundant starting materials....
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01526J, Paper
An eco-friendly protocol for diverse and functionalized 2-pyridone derivatives via a multicomponent reaction under catalyst- and solvent-free conditions has been developed.
Diego O. Hartmann, Karina Shimizu, Filipa Siopa, M. Cristina Leitão, Carlos A. M. Afonso, José N. Canongia Lopes and Cristina Silva Pereira
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01472G, Paper
The negatively charged membrane surface hinders permeabilisation by ionic liquid long lipophilic anions – a new rule of thumb for the design of greener solvents.
József M Tukacs, Bálint Fridrich, Gábor Dibó, Edit Szekely and Laszlo T. Mika
Green Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01099C, Paper
From themed collection Green solvents for synthesis
Levulinic acid was directly converted to optically active (S)-gamma-valerolactone, a proposed biomass-based chiral platform molecule. By using SEGPHOS ligand-modified ruthenium catalyst in methanol as co-solvent, eventually, 100% chemoselectivity, and 82%...
Green Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC00970G, Paper
Electrodialysis with bipolar membranes (EDBM) is an ecofriendly technology providing a wide spectrum of solutions for modern industries. The main advantage of EDBM is the absence of chemicals during the...
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01078K, Paper
From themed collection Lignin chemistry and valorisation
One pot – two enzymes. The combination of β-etherases with glutathione lyases enables the selective cleavage of lignin model compounds. Protein engineering of glutathione lyases allows modification of activity and stereoselectivity.
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01156F, Paper
In this study different types of toxic compounds, i.e., alkylphenols, mono and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons were converted into polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) using the isolated bacteria Cupriavidus sp. CY-1.
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01195G, Paper
Cyanobacteria exhibit a remarkable resistance to the higher than previously reported concentrations of β-oxophosphonates during enantioselective reduction, which resulted in the synthesis of the corresponding chiral hydroxy-derivatives of high enantiomeric purity.
Bishwajit Saikia, Parinita Borah and Nabin Chandra Barua
Green Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01404B, Communication
Transition metal catalyst, ligand, base, toxic or hazardous reagent, additives/promoters and organic solvent free greener Dakin reactions have been successfully carried out by using H2O2 in natural feedstock extract. The...
Green Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01257K, Paper
A kinetic model for the tandem conversion of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) through fructose in aqueous CrCl3-HCl solution was developed by analyzing experimental data. We show that the coupling of...
Green Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01634G, Communication
An interesting base promoted protocol for the synthesis of dibenzo[b,f][1,4]oxazepin-11-amines and quinazolinimines has been developed. Started from commercial available 2-fluorobenzonitriles, 2-aminophenols and 2-aminoehtanol good to excellent yields of the corresponding...
yuqi wang, Xiaojing Cui, qiqi yang, Tian sheng Deng, Yingxiong Wang, Yongxing Yang, shiyu jia, Zhangfeng Qin and Xianglin Hou
Green Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01048A, Communication
An efficient strategy has been developed for chemical recycling of unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) and its glass fibre reinforced polymer composites (GFRP) by selectively cleaving C-O bonds using AlCl3/CH3COOH system....
Dannie J.G.P. van Osch, Lawien F. Zubeir, Adriaan van den Bruinhorst, Marisa A.A. Rocha and Maaike C. Kroon
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01451D, Communication
Hydrophobic deep eutectic solvents consisting of decanoic acid and various quaternary ammonium salts are presented and evaluated as extractants.
Gai-Gai Zhou, Jian-Gang Chen, Ming-Xi Wang, Min Zhang, Jin-Long Guo, Shukun Shen, Zhao-Tie Liu, Zhong-Wen Liu, Jinqiang Jiang and Jian Lu
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01069A, Paper
The key role of the intermolecular interactions on the enhanced solubility of fluorinated epoxide oligomers in scCO2 was systematically determined.
Xiaojiao Kang, Yanchun Yang, Lijian Huang, Ying Tao, Lan Wang and Daocheng Pan
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC00908A, Paper
Water-soluble CISe/ZnS and AISe/ZnS core/shell QDs with a maximum PLQY of 23.3% have been prepared in an electric pressure cooker.
Jian Sun, Kun Du, Xiaoqiang Song, Qian Gao, Hao Wu, Jingjing Ma, Peijun Ji and Wei Feng
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01233C, Paper
Specifically immobilized enzyme and hematin sequentially catalyze the conversion of D-alanine and the decomposition of the generated hydrogen peroxide.
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01287B, Paper
MOF encapsulating catalyst is very selective to transfer biomass-derived cyclic ketones to mono-condensed product through self-condensation and provides great potential for the synthesis of renewable high-density biofuel.
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC00943J, Critical Review
From themed collection Green solvents for synthesis
The polyol synthesis of nanoparticles is reviewed, including metals, oxides, main-group elements and recent strategies to expand the method's limits.
Green Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01474C, Paper
The selective oxidation of complex, water-insoluble and wet biomasses from second and third generation to formic acid including effective catalyst recycling is reported. Additionally, the relevance and limits of potential...
Zhenzhen Yang, Bo Yu, Hongye Zhang, Yanfei Zhao, Guipeng Ji, Zhishuang Ma, Xiang Gao and Zhimin Liu
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01386K, Communication
B(C6F5)3 was proven to be an efficient metal-free catalyst for the methylation of amines using CO2 as a C1 building block in the presence of hydrosilanes under easy-handling conditions.
Kris Anderson, Martin P. Atkins, Julien Estager, Yongcheun Kuah, Shieling Ng, Alexander A. Oliferenko, Natalia V. Plechkova, Alberto V. Puga, Kenneth R. Seddon and David F. Wassell
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC90038G, Correction
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01462J, Communication
The selective hydrogenation of furfural into cyclopentanone is an attractive transformation to advance in the sustainable synthesis of important chemicals from biomass.
Green Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01336D, Paper
From themed collection Green solvents for synthesis
Here we report the one pot conversion of fructose to DFF in the presence of a mixture of choline chloride (ChCl) and DMSO as a solvent and Mo-Keggin heteropolyacids.

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