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Themed collection 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles

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Open Access Perspective

(Non-)Kolbe electrolysis in biomass valorization – a discussion of potential applications

The bio-availability of organic acids as platform chemicals and the potential of electrochemistry to directly integrate renewable energy into new value chains drive (Non-)Kolbe electrolysis to become an attractive tool in future electro-bio-refinery.

Graphical abstract: (Non-)Kolbe electrolysis in biomass valorization – a discussion of potential applications
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Perspective

The periodic table of the elements of green and sustainable chemistry

Achieving a sustainable future will only be possible through the intersection of the best science and technology in combination with the societal, economic, policy, cultural, moral, and ethical ecosystem.

Graphical abstract: The periodic table of the elements of green and sustainable chemistry
Open Access Critical Review

Continuous manufacturing – the Green Chemistry promise?

We review Green Chemistry advances resulting when transitioning to continuous manufacturing with focus on Green Chemistry elements inherent in flow chemistry and related separation processes.

Graphical abstract: Continuous manufacturing – the Green Chemistry promise?
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Critical Review

Advancements in the treatment and processing of electronic waste with sustainability: a review of metal extraction and recovery technologies

This review highlights the current status of e-waste recycling and provides insights on metal recovery from e-waste via green chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Advancements in the treatment and processing of electronic waste with sustainability: a review of metal extraction and recovery technologies
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Communication

A ‘Trojan horse strategy’ for the development of a renewable leather tanning agent produced via an AlCl3-catalyzed cellulose depolymerization

The oligosaccharides from AlCl3-catalyzed cellulose depolymerization improve penetration of Al ion into the skin matrix for further crosslinking reaction.

Graphical abstract: A ‘Trojan horse strategy’ for the development of a renewable leather tanning agent produced via an AlCl3-catalyzed cellulose depolymerization
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Communication

Boosting the utilization efficiency of glucose via a favored C–C coupling reaction

The efficient utilization of renewable glucose has enormous potential to reduce the excessive dependence on fossil resources, but remains challenging owing to the inevitable formation of undesirable humins and multistep processes.

Graphical abstract: Boosting the utilization efficiency of glucose via a favored C–C coupling reaction
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Communication

Visible-light-mediated photoredox decarbonylative Minisci-type alkylation with aldehydes under ambient air conditions

Photocatalytic aerobic decarbonylative C–C coupling/alkylations of N-heteroarenes with aldehydes have been disclosed for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Visible-light-mediated photoredox decarbonylative Minisci-type alkylation with aldehydes under ambient air conditions
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Communication

A biocatalytic cascade for the conversion of fatty acids to fatty amines

A mild, biocatalytic alternative to the conventional amination of fatty acids through a one-pot tandem cascade performed by a carboxylic acid reductase (CAR) and a transaminase (ω-TA).

Graphical abstract: A biocatalytic cascade for the conversion of fatty acids to fatty amines
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Communication

Catalytic oxidative dehydrogenation of malic acid to oxaloacetic acid

Here we report the oxidative dehydrogenation of malic acid to oxaloacetic acid, a key precursor in the fabrication of amino acids, over Pt–Bi/C catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic oxidative dehydrogenation of malic acid to oxaloacetic acid
Communication

Boosting the activity of catalytic oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-diformylfuran over nitrogen-doped manganese oxide catalysts

Doping of nitrogen into MnO2 is employed as an efficient catalyst for the catalytic oxidation of HMF to DFF under an oxygen atmosphere.

Graphical abstract: Boosting the activity of catalytic oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-diformylfuran over nitrogen-doped manganese oxide catalysts
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Communication

A fully bio-based polyimine vitrimer derived from fructose

A bio-based polyimine vitrimer containing 100% renewable carbon content has been synthesised and characterised, based on bio-based furan dialdehyde derived from fructose.

Graphical abstract: A fully bio-based polyimine vitrimer derived from fructose
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Communication

A ppm level Rh-based composite as an ecofriendly catalyst for transfer hydrogenation of nitriles: triple guarantee of selectivity for primary amines

A 49 ppm Rh catalyst selectively transforms nitriles into primary amines with economical HCOOH and exhibits a TOF value of 6803 h−1.

Graphical abstract: A ppm level Rh-based composite as an ecofriendly catalyst for transfer hydrogenation of nitriles: triple guarantee of selectivity for primary amines
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Open Access Paper

Methylformate from CO2: an integrated process combining catalytic hydrogenation and reactive distillation

Catalyst immobilization in decane and repetitive hydrogenation of CO2 to HCOOH-amine with subsequent reactive distillation of the resulting methanolic solution.

Graphical abstract: Methylformate from CO2: an integrated process combining catalytic hydrogenation and reactive distillation
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Open Access Paper

Tailor-made biofuel 2-butyltetrahydrofuran from the continuous flow hydrogenation and deoxygenation of furfuralacetone

In this work, we present the first continuous flow process to produce the tailored biofuel 2-butyltetrahydrofuran from renewable resources.

Graphical abstract: Tailor-made biofuel 2-butyltetrahydrofuran from the continuous flow hydrogenation and deoxygenation of furfuralacetone
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Paper

Reaction engineering implications of cellulose crystallinity and water-promoted recrystallization

Mechanical decrystallization and water-promoted recrystallization of cellulose were studied to understand the effects of cellulose crystallinity on reaction engineering models of its acid-catalyzed hydrolysis.

Graphical abstract: Reaction engineering implications of cellulose crystallinity and water-promoted recrystallization
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Paper

Preparation of synergistically reinforced transparent bio-polycarbonate nanocomposites with highly dispersed cellulose nanocrystals

Sustainable, transparent, and robust bio-polycarbonate nanocomposites are realized by in situ polymerization of isosorbide well-dispersed with cellulose nanocrystals.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of synergistically reinforced transparent bio-polycarbonate nanocomposites with highly dispersed cellulose nanocrystals
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Open Access Paper

Catalytic hydrogenation of dihydrolevoglucosenone to levoglucosanol with a hydrotalcite/mixed oxide copper catalyst

Levoglucosanol (LGOL) is a critical intermediate for the bio-based production of hexane-1,2,5,6-tetrol, 1,2,6-hexanetriol, and 1,6-hexanediol.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic hydrogenation of dihydrolevoglucosenone to levoglucosanol with a hydrotalcite/mixed oxide copper catalyst
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Paper

Improving the performance of supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) catalysts for the ultra-low-temperature water–gas shift reaction using metal salt additives

Addition of CuCl to supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) catalysts enhances the activity in the low temperature water–gas shift (WGS) reaction.

Graphical abstract: Improving the performance of supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) catalysts for the ultra-low-temperature water–gas shift reaction using metal salt additives
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Paper

Switching on palladium catalyst electrochemical removal from a palladium acetate–acetonitrile system via trace water addition

Trace water addition drives the electrochemical removal of a Pd catalyst from organic synthesis reaction solutions.

Graphical abstract: Switching on palladium catalyst electrochemical removal from a palladium acetate–acetonitrile system via trace water addition
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Paper

Eco-efficient synthesis of 2-quinaldic acids from furfural

A three-step process to synthesize quinaldic acids from furfural was established.

Graphical abstract: Eco-efficient synthesis of 2-quinaldic acids from furfural
Paper

Biocatalytic retrosynthesis approaches to D-(2,4,5-trifluorophenyl)alanine, key precursor of the antidiabetic sitagliptin

Six chemo-enzymatic routes for the synthesis of a trifluorinated D-phenylalanine have been described and compared, including the first example of a fully biocatalytic D-hydroamination.

Graphical abstract: Biocatalytic retrosynthesis approaches to d-(2,4,5-trifluorophenyl)alanine, key precursor of the antidiabetic sitagliptin
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Paper

Expedient preparation of active pharmaceutical ingredient ketamine under sustainable continuous flow conditions

Continuous flow preparation of antidepressant ketamine and analogs under sustainable conditions.

Graphical abstract: Expedient preparation of active pharmaceutical ingredient ketamine under sustainable continuous flow conditions
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Open Access Paper

A bifunctional dermaseptin–thanatin dipeptide functionalizes the crop surface for sustainable pest management

A bifunctional dipeptide can help to reduce pesticide use while preserving crop productivity.

Graphical abstract: A bifunctional dermaseptin–thanatin dipeptide functionalizes the crop surface for sustainable pest management
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Paper

Is oxidation–reduction a real robust strategy for lignin conversion? A comparative study on lignin and model compounds

The enigma of the oxidation–reduction strategy for lignin valorization was disclosed over heterogenous catalysts and was compared with model compound studies.

Graphical abstract: Is oxidation–reduction a real robust strategy for lignin conversion? A comparative study on lignin and model compounds
From the themed collection: 2019 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
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Welcome to our online rolling collection of the hottest work published in Green Chemistry. Here we feature all the 2019 Green Chemistry articles highlighted as HOT by the handling editor or our referees. Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured.

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