Green Chemistry profiles: contributors to the Emerging Investigators 2020 issue
Green Chemistry profiles contributors to the Emerging Investigators 2020 issue.
Photocatalytic hydrogen atom transfer: the philosopher's stone for late-stage functionalization?
Applications of photocatalytic Hydrogen Atom Transfer (HAT) methodologies for the Late-Stage Functionalization (LSF) of complex molecules have been discussed in this perspective.
Insights into the electrochemical degradation of phenolic lignin model compounds in a protic ionic liquid–water system
Electrochemical degradation mechanism of phenolic lignin model compounds with typical Caryl–O bond in a protic IL-water system is clarified, including direct oxidation of substrates at the electrode and indirect oxidation by in situ generated H2O2.
Efficient transfer hydrogenation of carbonate salts from glycerol using water-soluble iridium N-heterocyclic carbene catalysts
Thermally-robust and water-soluble Ir(I) and Ir(III) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes with sulfonate functionalized wingtips are prolific catalysts for carbonate transfer hydrogenation from glycerol without additives in aqueous media.
Single-phase catalysis for reductive etherification of diesel bioblendstocks
We developed a single-phase Pd/NbOPO4 catalyst for reductive etherification that displays high catalytic activity, product selectivity, and regeneration stability.
A multifaceted role of a mobile bismuth promoter in alcohol amination over cobalt catalysts
Bi as a mobile metal promoter on the surface of Co leads to multiple effects with enhancement of activity, selectivity and stability due to easy reduction, removal of strongly adsorbed species and suppression of amine coupling reactions.
Combined lignin defunctionalisation and synthesis gas formation by acceptorless dehydrogenative decarbonylation
Iridium catalysed acceptorless dehydrogenative decarbonylation of organosolv lignin is exemplified for the combined lignin defunctionalisation and liberation of synthesis gas.
Photocatalytic transfer hydrogenolysis of aromatic ketones using alcohols
Photocatalytic deoxygenation of aromatic ketones to alkyl arenes was developed on Pd/TiO2 using alcohols as green hydrogen donors.
A direct conversion of blast furnace slag to a mesoporous silica–calcium oxide composite and its application in CO2 captures
A facile and cost-effective approach is presented that converts blast furnace slag into a mesoporous silica-CaO composite possessing high CO2 adsorption performance.
Practical guide to designing safer ionic liquids for cellulose dissolution using a tiered computational framework
A two-tier computational framework can be used to design environmentally-benign ionic liquids for cellulose dissolution.
Nickel-catalyzed and Li-mediated regiospecific C–H arylation of benzothiophenes
A sustainable nickel-catalyzed direct C–H arylation of benzothiophenes, benzofuran and selenophene is reported for the first time.
About this collection
We are delighted to introduce the 2020 Green Chemistry Emerging Investigators themed collection, which highlights the excellent research being carried out by early career researchers across the breadth of green chemistry.
Each contributor was nominated by a member of the Editorial or Advisory Board as an outstanding researcher making a significant contribution to the green chemistry field.
New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.
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