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Green Chemistry

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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.
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00194J, Paper
Materials derived from renewable resources are highly desirable in view of more sustainable manufacturing. Among the available natural materials, wood is one of the key-candidates, because of its excellent mechanical...
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00269E, Paper
The synthesis of ordered carbon materials using environmentally friendly phloroglucinol/glyoxylic acid precursors and without a catalyst is demonstrated in this work.
Ajay K. Singh, K. C. Basavaraju, Siddharth Sharma, Seungwook Jang, Chan Pil Park and Dong-Pyo Kim
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00049H, Paper
Here, we demonstrate that graphene oxide (GO) can be converted to N-doped reduced GO (rGO) that could become a substitute for N-doped graphene.
Jian Sun, Weiguo Cheng, Zifeng Yang, Jinquan Wang, Tingting Xu, Jiayu Xin and Suojiang Zhang
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41850B, Paper
A catalytic system of 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]-undec-7-ene and cellulose was developed for CO2 chemical fixation with epoxides under metal-free and halide-free conditions.
Yu Li, Yan Xiong, Xueming Li, Xuege Ling, Ruofeng Huang, Xiaohui Zhang and Jianchun Yang
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00005F, Communication
An efficient in situ generated BF3–H2O-promoted benzylation of arenes gives a series of structurally diverse diarylmethanes (yields up to 99%).
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00231H, Communication
A catalyst-free procedure has been developed for the construction of sulfonated oxindoles via direct arylsulfonylation of activated alkenes with sulfinic acids.
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42561D, Communication
Microfibrous-structured nanoporous gold (NPG) on Al-fiber catalysts, obtained by galvanic deposition onto a 3D network using 50 μm Al-fiber, is cost-effective, highly active/selective and stable for the oxidative coupling of methanol to methyl formate.
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42432D, Communication
Nitrogen monoxide from oxygen-containing gas streams has been used for a variant of the Meerwein arylation to give oximes.
Alexander Schenzel, Andrea Hufendiek, Christopher Barner-Kowollik and Michael A. R. Meier
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00312H, Paper
Catalytic transesterifications of cellulose were studied under homogeneous conditions using the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (BMIMCl) as solvent. Cellulose was thus efficiently converted into cellulose esters employing various methyl esters...
Dörte Rother, Torsten Sehl, Helen Hailes, John M Ward and Ulf Menyes
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00100A, Paper
Chiral 1,2-amino alcohols are important building blocks for chemistry and pharmacy. Here, we developed two different biocatalytic 2-step cascades for the synthesis of all four nor(pseudo)ephedrine (N(P)E)-stereoisomers. In the first...
Green Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00161C, Communication
Aryl sulfones were synthesized using a highly active and easily recoverable heterogeneous Cu catalyst which was prepared by simply stirring an aqueous suspension of chitosan in water with copper salt....
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00052H, Paper
Ethylcellulose oleogels were engineered to be thixotropic such that they recover their viscosity after shearing which allows them to be more easily manufactured into food and cosmetic products.
Jennifer Julis, Stuart A. Bartlett, Sabrina Baader, Nicola Beresford, Edwin J. Routledge, Catherine S. J. Cazin and David J. Cole-Hamilton
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00111G, Paper
First generation Ru catalysts are the best for ethenolysis of cardanol to 3-non-8-enylphenol, a precursor to 3-nonylphenyl (3-NP) a potential replacement for the banned 4-nonylphenol (4-NP). The oestrogenicity of 3-NP is reduced by a factor of 150 compared with 4-NP.
Azila Idris, R. Vijayaraghavan, Usman Ali Rana, A. F. Patti and D. R. MacFarlane
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00213J, Paper
Substantial dissolution of wool was obtained in [AMIM][dca] and [choline][thioglycolate] ionic liquids as well as in deep eutectic solvent mixtures, under a variety of conditions including the use of a reducing agent.
Matteo Francavilla, Antonio Pineda, Antonio A. Romero, Juan Carlos Colmenares, Carolina Vargas, Massimo Monteleone and Rafael Luque
Green Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42554A, Paper
ZnO nanocrystals of different shapes and sizes have been synthesized using an innovative methodology and various polysaccharides as sacrificial templates.

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