Themed collection Renewable carbon and eco-efficient processes
Renewable carbon and eco-efficient processes
François Jerome and Joël Barrault introduce selected highlights of the research presented at the 2nd International Symposium of Green Chemistry: Renewable Carbon and Eco-Efficient Processes (ISGC-2).
Eco-footprint: a new tool for the “Made in Chimex” considered approach
A novel visualization tool called Eco-footprint has been developed to assess sustainability considering both eco-design of processes and manufacturing.
Sulfoxides and sulfones as solvents for the manufacture of alkyl polyglycosides without added catalyst
Reusable biphasic process designed for the fast, selective and catalyst-free synthesis of biobased and biocompatible non-ionic surfactants: alkyl polyglycosides (APG).
allyl alcohol – a sustainable route to acrylonitrile
The ammoxidation of allyl alcohol was successfully demonstrated over antimony–iron mixed oxide catalysts with yields up to 84% acrylonitrile.
1,2,3-Trimethoxypropane, a glycerol-based solvent with low toxicity: new utilization for the reduction of nitrile, nitro, ester, and acid functional groups with TMDS and a metal catalyst
Directly prepared from glycerol, 1,2,3-Trimethoxypropane showed a low toxicity and was used as solvent in new methodologies for the reduction of organic functions.
Direct thermocatalytic transformation of pine wood into low oxygenated biofuel
A well dispersed Ru–Cu on the HPA catalyst converts pine wood into biofuel (O = 3.1 wt%) with a yield up to 30 wt%.
Eco-friendly solvents and amphiphilic catalytic polyoxometalate nanoparticles: a winning combination for olefin epoxidation
Amphiphilic catalytic polyoxometalate nanoparticles exhibit high catalytic performances towards olefin epoxidation in eco-friendly solvents such as CPME, 2-MeTHF and AcOMe.
Depolymerization of organosolv lignin to aromatic compounds over Cu-doped porous metal oxides
Isolated lignin from candlenut nutshells is converted to monomeric catechols with a catalyst based on earth-abundant metals.
Rosin acid oligomers as precursors of DGEBA-free epoxy resins
Exocyclic epoxidized rosin oligomers were prepared and investigated as liquid-solution epoxy products free of DGEBA.
Exergetic sustainability assessment of batch versus continuous wet granulation based pharmaceutical tablet manufacturing: a cohesive analysis at three different levels
Natural resource extraction proved to decline significantly in shifting from batch to continuous pharmaceutical tablet manufacturing.
An efficient and flexible synthesis of model lignin oligomers
A convergent and efficient synthetic method for the flexible, multi-gram preparation of model lignin hexamers and octamers containing three of the most common connectivity motifs found within native lignin, namely β-O-4′, 5-5′ and β-5′.
High activity and switchable selectivity in the synthesis of cyclic and polymeric cyclohexene carbonates with iron amino triphenolate catalysts
Iron(III) amino triphenolate complexes were studied as catalysts for the reaction of CO2 with cyclohexene oxide: high activity and control of the selectivity towards either the cyclic carbonate or the polycarbonate product were achieved.
Self-assembly of NiO nanoparticles in lignin-derived mesoporous carbons for supercapacitor applications
Proposed growth mechanism for NiO/C microstructures.
Production of bio-ethene and
propene: alternatives for bulk chemicals and polymers
A novel production route for green olefins is proposed and evaluated on pilot plant scale starting from waste triglycerides and free fatty acids.
nanoparticles (MNP) for succinic acid synthesis from levulinic acid
The developed catalytic method for levulinic acid oxidation to succinic acid constitutes an excellent example of catalytic oxidation with oxygen as the oxidant, no organic solvent and a stable Ru(III)-based nanomagnetic recyclable catalyst.
reforming and hydrodeoxygenation as a two-step route to aromatics from lignin
Different lignins are converted to BTX and monoaromatics of low-oxygen content via consecutive catalytic depolymerization and HDO steps.
About this collection
This web collection contains contributions from the 2nd International Symposium of Green Chemistry: Renewable Carbon and Eco-Efficient Processes (ISGC-2), held in La Rochelle (France) from May 21st to May 24th 2013. François Jerome and Joël Barrault were Guest Editors and they introduce the collection in their Editorial.