Green Chemistry Emerging Investigators 2017 themed issue
Green Chemistry Emerging Investigators 2017 themed issue.
Green chemistry and polymers made from sulfur
Polysulfide polymers prepared from elemental sulfur have found increasing use in applications that benefit the environment.
Metal–organic frameworks meet scalable and sustainable synthesis
Inspired by recent commercialisation of metal–organic frameworks, this review highlights challenges and recent advances in developing scalable and sustainable metal–organic synthesis.
Intensification studies of heterogeneous catalysts: probing and overcoming catalyst deactivation during liquid phase operation
In addition to high levels of activity and selectivity, promising heterogeneous catalysts must also possess sufficient levels of stability. This tutorial review covers the topic of heterogeneous catalyst deactivation during liquid phase operation.
Switchable (pH-driven) aqueous biphasic systems formed by ionic liquids as integrated production–separation platforms
Reversible production–separation systems can be prepared by varying the speciation of at least one of their components.
Selective hydrogenation of N-heterocyclic compounds using Ru nanocatalysts in ionic liquids
N-Heterocyclic compounds have been tested in the selective hydrogenation catalysed by small 1–3 nm sized Ru nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in various imidazolium based ionic liquids (ILs).
The carbon nanotube formation parameter space: data mining and mechanistic understanding for efficient resource use
Data-mining of the carbon nanotube growth parameters informed strategies to reduce energy and resource consumption for chemical vapor deposition processes.
Amphiphilic dipyridinium-phosphotungstate as an efficient and recyclable catalyst for triphasic fatty ester epoxidation and oxidative cleavage with hydrogen peroxide
A novel amphiphilic dipyridinium peroxophosphotungstate ion pair achieved remarkable selectivity and recyclability towards epoxidation and oxidative cleavage of fatty acids and esters.
Bifunctional Lewis and Brønsted acidic zeolites permit the continuous production of bio-renewable furanic ethers
Bifunctional Sn- and Al-containing BEA zeolites, prepared by solid state incorporation, allow furanic ethers to be produced continuously at high (>80%) levels of selectivity.
Is water a suitable solvent for the catalytic amination of alcohols?
The catalytic aqueous-phase amination of biogenic alcohols with solid catalysts is reported for future development of renewable amine value-added chains.
Informing rational design of graphene oxide through surface chemistry manipulations: properties governing electrochemical and biological activities
The electrochemical and biological activities are synergistically driven by the physicochemical properties of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide.
Phenolic acetals from lignins of varying compositions via iron(III) triflate catalysed depolymerisation
A small lignin library was used to study the relationship between the lignin structure and the aromatic product yields during acidolysis.
Developing hierarchically porous MnOx/NC hybrid nanorods for oxygen reduction and evolution catalysis
A facile and green synthesis gives hierarchically porous MnOx/nitrogen-doped-carbon nanorods for excellent bifunctional oxygen catalysis.
Biomass-derived monomers for performance-differentiated fiber reinforced polymer composites
Nearly all polymer resins used to manufacture critically important fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are petroleum sourced.
Base-catalysed, one-step mechanochemical conversion of chitin and shrimp shells into low molecular weight chitosan
A facile, solid-state mechanochemical method was developed for the synthesis of low molecular weight chitosan (LMWC) in one step from chitin and crude shrimp shell powders, in which chitin undergoes simultaneous deacetylation and depolymerisation in the presence of a base catalyst under mechanical milling.
Biphasic extraction of mechanocatalytically-depolymerized lignin from water-soluble wood and its catalytic downstream processing
During saccharification of water-soluble wood, a dual 2-MeTHF/water solvent system enables extraction of low molecular weight lignin fragments.
Controlling reactivity through liquid assisted grinding: the curious case of mechanochemical fluorination
We have identified an example of a mechanochemically milled organic reaction where liquid-assisted grinding controls the selectivity, such a phenomenon has not been reported/observed before.