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A perspective on developing solid-phase extraction technologies for industrial-scale critical materials recovery

Solid-phase extraction offers numerous advantages for critical materials recovery, and research in the field would benefit from increased focus on environmental impact, techno-economic assessments, and process scalability with real-world resources.

Graphical abstract: A perspective on developing solid-phase extraction technologies for industrial-scale critical materials recovery
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Perspective

Design strategies of phosphorus-containing catalysts for photocatalytic, photoelectrochemical and electrocatalytic water splitting

The innovational strategies to design P-containing catalysts with enhanced photo-/electro-catalytic water splitting activity are reviewed with respect to phase modifying, foreign elements introducing, morphology tailoring and interface engineering.

Graphical abstract: Design strategies of phosphorus-containing catalysts for photocatalytic, photoelectrochemical and electrocatalytic water splitting
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Perspective

Ionic liquids for renewable thermal energy storage – a perspective

This Perspective discusses the evolution and promise of the emerging application of ionic liquids for renewable thermal energy storage.

Graphical abstract: Ionic liquids for renewable thermal energy storage – a perspective
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Perspective

Transition pathways towards net-zero emissions methanol production

The race to decarbonize our energy systems has led to significant advancement in technologies for harvesting renewable energy, carbon capture and conversion.

Graphical abstract: Transition pathways towards net-zero emissions methanol production
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Perspective

From green to blue economy: Marine biorefineries for a sustainable ocean-based economy

Biorefinery is the ideal model to help marine industries to apply green and blue economy principles towards a more sustainable, profitable, and conscious ocean economy.

Graphical abstract: From green to blue economy: Marine biorefineries for a sustainable ocean-based economy
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Perspective

Biocatalysis in ionic liquids: state-of-the-union

This perspective reviews the current status and prospects of biocatalysis in ionic liquids.

Graphical abstract: Biocatalysis in ionic liquids: state-of-the-union
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Perspective

Anode co-valorization for scalable and sustainable electrolysis

A state-of-the-art review on anode valorization reactions to improve the economic viability and scalability of water or CO2 electrolysis.

Graphical abstract: Anode co-valorization for scalable and sustainable electrolysis
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Perspective

Production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from lignin-derived phenol and catechol

Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) constitute a significant and growing global market; renewables are an increasingly important source of their starting materials.

Graphical abstract: Production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from lignin-derived phenol and catechol
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Perspective

Furan platform chemicals beyond fuels and plastics

Primary furan platform chemicals are attractive reactants for the production of fuels and polymers. This perspective shows that they are economic starting materials in the chemical and enzymatic synthesis of numerous chemicals of varying complexity.

Graphical abstract: Furan platform chemicals beyond fuels and plastics
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
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Towards the design of active pharmaceutical ingredients mineralizing readily in the environment

The optimization phase within API discovery is suitable for environmental considerations through Benign by Design. Pharmacological parameters are not necessarily in conflict with environmental biodegradability as an additional parameter.

Graphical abstract: Towards the design of active pharmaceutical ingredients mineralizing readily in the environment
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Perspective

Selenium-catalyzed selective reactions of carbonyl derivatives: state-of-the-art and future challenges

Organoselenium-catalyzed reactions of carbonyl derivatives can produce may useful compounds under mild and green conditions. This article aims to summarize the recent advances and give a perspective from both green chemistry and safety viewpoint.

Graphical abstract: Selenium-catalyzed selective reactions of carbonyl derivatives: state-of-the-art and future challenges
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Open Access Perspective

Polymeric waste valorization at a crossroads: ten ways to bridge the research on model and complex/real feedstock

The valorization of polymeric wastes via depolymerization and simultaneous or subsequent catalytic treatment has gained enormous momentum. The goal of this paper is to do a virtuous circle between the subfields of model and real feedstock.

Graphical abstract: Polymeric waste valorization at a crossroads: ten ways to bridge the research on model and complex/real feedstock
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Open Access Perspective

Chemical energy storage enables the transformation of fossil energy systems to sustainability

The enormous dimensions of sustainable energy transitions and their overarching systemic nature require adequate responses from chemical science.

Graphical abstract: Chemical energy storage enables the transformation of fossil energy systems to sustainability
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Open Access Perspective

Education in green chemistry and in sustainable chemistry: perspectives towards sustainability

Central role of future professionals in chemistry to promote alternatives towards sustainability.

Graphical abstract: Education in green chemistry and in sustainable chemistry: perspectives towards sustainability
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Perspective

Catalytic challenges and strategies for the carbonylation of σ-bonds

Direct catalytic insertion of carbon monoxide in chemicals poses the challenge of controlling both the σ-bond activation and the subsequent carbonylation.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic challenges and strategies for the carbonylation of σ-bonds
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Perspective

CO2 hydrogenation over heterogeneous catalysts at atmospheric pressure: from electronic properties to product selectivity

The fundamental insights into the relationships among the electronic properties of active metals, the binding strengths of key intermediates, and the CO2 hydrogenation selectivity are provided.

Graphical abstract: CO2 hydrogenation over heterogeneous catalysts at atmospheric pressure: from electronic properties to product selectivity
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

A second life for fruit and vegetable waste: a review on bioplastic films and coatings for potential food protection applications

Circular economy approach for various agrowaste-based bioplastic and biocomposite systems with potential applications in the protection of food products and extension of their shelf life.

Graphical abstract: A second life for fruit and vegetable waste: a review on bioplastic films and coatings for potential food protection applications
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Research progress on the role of common metal catalysts in biomass pyrolysis: a state-of-the-art review

This review is dedicated to investigating the catalytic properties and mechanism of single and multi-metals in biomass pyrolysis.

Graphical abstract: Research progress on the role of common metal catalysts in biomass pyrolysis: a state-of-the-art review
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

A review on the synthesis and applications of sustainable copper-based nanomaterials

A comprehensive review of the synthesis and applications of Cu and Cu-based nanomaterials. A variety of applications including organic reactions, photocatalysis, environmental remediation, and sensors have been included.

Graphical abstract: A review on the synthesis and applications of sustainable copper-based nanomaterials
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Single-atom catalysts for the upgrading of biomass-derived molecules: an overview of their preparation, properties and applications

Developing more efficient and greener catalytic strategies for upgrading biomass to value-added chemicals and fuels is crucial for a more sustainable future. Recently, single-atom catalysts have played an important role in this mission.

Graphical abstract: Single-atom catalysts for the upgrading of biomass-derived molecules: an overview of their preparation, properties and applications
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Chemically recyclable polymer materials: polymerization and depolymerization cycles

In this review, we aim to summarize strategies for achieving the polymerization–depolymerization cycle to access chemically recyclable polymers and highlight the current studies in this rapidly growing and promising area.

Graphical abstract: Chemically recyclable polymer materials: polymerization and depolymerization cycles
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Catalytic processes for the direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate from CO2 and methanol: a review

The present review aims to discuss strategies that have been recently explored by researchers to improve the yield of DMC in its direct synthesis from CO2 and methanol.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic processes for the direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate from CO2 and methanol: a review
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Recent progress on immobilization technology in enzymatic conversion of marine by-products to concentrated omega-3 fatty acids

A comprehensive summary of recent research progress applying immobilization technology in sustainable development of marine biomass to value-added products.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress on immobilization technology in enzymatic conversion of marine by-products to concentrated omega-3 fatty acids
From the themed collection: Marine-based Green Chemistry
Tutorial Review

Chemical recovery of thermosetting unsaturated polyester resins

This review addresses advances and challenges in the chemical recovery of waste unsaturated polyester resins, presents a new strategy of reconstruction-oriented recovery, and gives promising prospects on the recovery of the wastes.

Graphical abstract: Chemical recovery of thermosetting unsaturated polyester resins
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

3D porous biomass-derived carbon materials: biomass sources, controllable transformation and microwave absorption application

This article reviews 3D porous biomass-derived carbon materials as microwave absorbers, including their biomass sources, the transformation from biomass to porous carbon, and their corresponding microwave absorption applications and mechanism.

Graphical abstract: 3D porous biomass-derived carbon materials: biomass sources, controllable transformation and microwave absorption application
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

A review on sustainable synthetic approaches toward photoluminescent quantum dots

The sustainable synthesis of photoluminescent quantum dots (QDs) and their formation mechanisms, advantages, and limitations are discussed. The remaining challenges and future prospects of sustainable synthetic strategies are summarized.

Graphical abstract: A review on sustainable synthetic approaches toward photoluminescent quantum dots
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Recent advances in polymer membranes employing non-toxic solvents and materials

Critical review for the recent developments of polymer membranes using non-toxic solvents and materials based on the green chemistry principle.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in polymer membranes employing non-toxic solvents and materials
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Production of chemicals from marine biomass catalysed by acidic ionic liquids

Conversions of chitosan, chitin, and crustacean shells to high value-added chemicals using acidic ionic liquids (ILs) as catalysts have been reviewed, demonstrating the structural effect of marine biomass on their conversion.

Graphical abstract: Production of chemicals from marine biomass catalysed by acidic ionic liquids
From the themed collection: Marine-based Green Chemistry
Tutorial Review

Research progress on the preparation and application of biomass derived methyl levulinate

The research works on preparation and application of biomass derived methyl levulinate were summarized. The problems, corresponding solutions, and future research directions in this field were proposed.

Graphical abstract: Research progress on the preparation and application of biomass derived methyl levulinate
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Tutorial Review

A review of hydrodeoxygenation of bio-oil: model compounds, catalysts, and equipment

Bio-oils are an important part of the future energy composition.

Graphical abstract: A review of hydrodeoxygenation of bio-oil: model compounds, catalysts, and equipment
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Bifunctionalization of unsaturated bonds via carboxylative cyclization with CO2: a sustainable access to heterocyclic compounds

This review provides the state of the art of bifunctionalization of unsaturated bonds in carboxylative cyclization with CO2 and sheds light on its future development.

Graphical abstract: Bifunctionalization of unsaturated bonds via carboxylative cyclization with CO2: a sustainable access to heterocyclic compounds
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Recent advances in the incorporation of CO2 for C–H and C–C bond functionalization

Functionalization with CO2: This tutorial review is focused on various approaches developed so far for functionalization of unsaturated C–C & C–H bonds using CO2 to achieve carboxylation, lactonization & lactamization by metal and metal free methods.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the incorporation of CO2 for C–H and C–C bond functionalization
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Homogeneous modification of chitin and chitosan based on an alkali/urea soluble system and their applications in biomedical engineering

The homogeneous chemical modification of chitosan and chitin in alkali/urea solvents and their possible applications.

Graphical abstract: Homogeneous modification of chitin and chitosan based on an alkali/urea soluble system and their applications in biomedical engineering
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Open Access Tutorial Review

Recommendations for replacing PET on packaging, fiber, and film materials with biobased counterparts

What are the most promising biobased PET replacements? Are they economically feasible? Are they sustainable? Industrially feasible? In the future, PET will certainly be replaced by more than one option, e.g., PEF, PTF, bio-PET, and PLA.

Graphical abstract: Recommendations for replacing PET on packaging, fiber, and film materials with biobased counterparts
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Neoteric solvent-based blue biorefinery: for chemicals, functional materials and fuels from oceanic biomass

Chemicals, materials and fuels from oceanic biomass using new types of solvent systems, facilitating sustainable and eco-friendly blue-biorefineries.

Graphical abstract: Neoteric solvent-based blue biorefinery: for chemicals, functional materials and fuels from oceanic biomass
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Advances in catalytic dehydrogenation of ethanol to acetaldehyde

This review summarizes the recent catalyst achievements in oxidative and non-oxidative dehydrogenation of ethanol, and analyzes the reaction mechanism over typical catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Advances in catalytic dehydrogenation of ethanol to acetaldehyde
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Biomass-derived polymeric binders in silicon anodes for battery energy storage applications

Recent developments in silicon anode binders derived from various biomass sources, with a focus on polymer properties and their effect on battery performance.

Graphical abstract: Biomass-derived polymeric binders in silicon anodes for battery energy storage applications
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Porous organic polymers as metal free heterogeneous organocatalysts

This review addresses the current literature on porous organic polymers (POPs) as a new class of metal free green heterogeneous catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Porous organic polymers as metal free heterogeneous organocatalysts
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Tutorial Review

Polymeric carbon nitride-based photocatalysts for photoreforming of biomass derivatives

Chemical and structural modification of carbon nitride for biomass photoreforming.

Graphical abstract: Polymeric carbon nitride-based photocatalysts for photoreforming of biomass derivatives
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Reductive depolymerization as an efficient methodology for the conversion of plastic waste into value-added compounds

Reductive depolymerization allows the valorization of polyester, polycarbonate and polyamide waste in a wide variety of value-added compounds with good yields

Graphical abstract: Reductive depolymerization as an efficient methodology for the conversion of plastic waste into value-added compounds
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Tutorial Review

Sustainable advances in SLA/DLP 3D printing materials and processes

The 3D printing market is booming in various sectors coupled with an alarming increase in 3D printed plastic waste. This review summarizes sustainable advances in SLA/DLP plastic 3D printing to date and offers a perspective for further developments.

Graphical abstract: Sustainable advances in SLA/DLP 3D printing materials and processes
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Recent advances in non-precious metal electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction in acidic media and PEMFCs: an activity, stability and mechanism study

The state-of-the-art PGM-free ORR catalysts for PEMFCs, including their active sites, ORR and deactivation mechanisms are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in non-precious metal electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction in acidic media and PEMFCs: an activity, stability and mechanism study
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Cross-dehydrogenative coupling: a sustainable reaction for C–C bond formations

We provide a review of the progress of cross-dehydrogenative coupling reactions in constructing a wide variety of C–C bonds. Sustainable cross-dehydrogenative coupling reactions can be combined with multiple forms of energy output.

Graphical abstract: Cross-dehydrogenative coupling: a sustainable reaction for C–C bond formations
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Tutorial Review

Electrochemical product engineering towards sustainable recovery and manufacturing of critical metals

This review presents an overview of electrochemical product engineering towards critical metal recovery and manufacturing, looking at process optimization and product innovation aspects.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical product engineering towards sustainable recovery and manufacturing of critical metals
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Engineering graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) for catalytic reduction of CO2 to fuels and chemicals: strategy and mechanism

This review summarises the structural-compositional engineering of carbon nitride (g-C3N4) for electrocatalytic and photocatalytic CO2 reduction to chemicals and fuels experimentally and theoretically.

Graphical abstract: Engineering graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) for catalytic reduction of CO2 to fuels and chemicals: strategy and mechanism
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Open Access Tutorial Review

Enzyme entrapment, biocatalyst immobilization without covalent attachment

The entrapment of enzymes in organic, inorganic or biomaterials can yield active immobilized biocatalysts for chemical transformations without the need to form covalent bonds with the protein.

Graphical abstract: Enzyme entrapment, biocatalyst immobilization without covalent attachment
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Aqueous redox flow batteries: How ‘green’ are the redox active materials?

Development of active materials in aqueous organic redox flow battery contributes to the aspect of green technology. The ‘greenness’ of synthetic methodologies for preparing active materials are evaluated using the 12 principles of green chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Aqueous redox flow batteries: How ‘green’ are the redox active materials?
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Tutorial Review

Review on lignin modifications toward natural UV protection ingredient for lignin-based sunscreens

Lignin is a natural UV-blocking material owing to its aromatic structure with numerous phenolic, ketone, and intramolecular hydrogen bonds. To produce high-performance and applicable sunscreen from lignin, various modification methods can be applied.

Graphical abstract: Review on lignin modifications toward natural UV protection ingredient for lignin-based sunscreens
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Click chemistry for the synthesis of biobased polymers and networks derived from vegetable oils

Click green chemistry as an efficient functionalization and polymerization method of vegetable oils and their derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Click chemistry for the synthesis of biobased polymers and networks derived from vegetable oils
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Self-assembly, interfacial properties, interactions with macromolecules and molecular modelling and simulation of microbial bio-based amphiphiles (biosurfactants). A tutorial review

Amphiphiles obtained by microbial fermentation, known as biosurfactants or bioamphiphiles, are reviewed in terms of their solution experimental and theoretical self-assembly properties, interface properties and interactions with macromolecules.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly, interfacial properties, interactions with macromolecules and molecular modelling and simulation of microbial bio-based amphiphiles (biosurfactants). A tutorial review
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Metal phosphate catalysts to upgrade lignocellulose biomass into value-added chemicals and biofuels

This review presents an overview of the transformation of biomass-derived platform chemicals into value-added chemicals and biofuels using metal phosphate-based heterogeneous catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Metal phosphate catalysts to upgrade lignocellulose biomass into value-added chemicals and biofuels
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Research progress on the photocatalytic activation of methane to methanol

This review presents the recent progress of the photocatalytic conversion of CH4 to CH3OH from four aspects: photocatalysts, oxidants, sacrificial reagents, and CH4 activation mechanisms, along with its current status and existing challenges.

Graphical abstract: Research progress on the photocatalytic activation of methane to methanol
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Tutorial Review

Fundamentals of cellulose lightweight materials: bio-based assemblies with tailored properties

Cellulose building blocks can be assembled into lightweight materials with properties tailored by the density and the morphology.

Graphical abstract: Fundamentals of cellulose lightweight materials: bio-based assemblies with tailored properties
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Open Access Tutorial Review

Applied biocatalysis beyond just buffers – from aqueous to unconventional media. Options and guidelines

It's not only lipases which can be applied in alternative solvent systems to meet industrial and environmental demands. At the hand of case studies and flowcharts this review quickly shows what solvent systems are viable.

Graphical abstract: Applied biocatalysis beyond just buffers – from aqueous to unconventional media. Options and guidelines
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Tutorial Review

Insights into the development of Cu-based photocathodes for carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion

The development of Cu-based photocathodes plays a critical role in in the realm of PEC CO2 reduction, especially for the formation of C2 products.

Graphical abstract: Insights into the development of Cu-based photocathodes for carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Electrochemical upgrading of depolymerized lignin: a review of model compound studies

This review addresses advancements and challenges in the use of electrochemical methods as a means of upgrading lignin-derived model compounds to value-added products.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical upgrading of depolymerized lignin: a review of model compound studies
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Magnetron sputtering enabled sustainable synthesis of nanomaterials for energy electrocatalysis

This review summarizes recent advances in developing sputtered nanomaterials as catalysts for energy electrocatalysis. In-depth insights into architecture/compositional design, synthesis, mechanism, and performance are provided.

Graphical abstract: Magnetron sputtering enabled sustainable synthesis of nanomaterials for energy electrocatalysis
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Flow synthesis approaches to privileged scaffolds – recent routes reviewed for green and sustainable aspects

This review discusses the use of flow chemistry as versatile tool for the synthesis and derivatisation of privileged scaffolds, looking at applicability, diversity-oriented synthesis options, inherent sustainability and green chemistry aspects.

Graphical abstract: Flow synthesis approaches to privileged scaffolds – recent routes reviewed for green and sustainable aspects
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Optimisation of catalysts coupling in multi-catalytic hybrid materials: perspectives for the next revolution in catalysis

From the fusion of bio- and chemocatalysts, immobilized in innovative materials, a new family of catalysts is emerging: multi-catalytic hybrid materials (MCHMs). It offers atom and energy savings and, above all, new prospects in chemical synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Optimisation of catalysts coupling in multi-catalytic hybrid materials: perspectives for the next revolution in catalysis
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Tandem catalysis: one-pot synthesis of cyclic organic carbonates from olefins and carbon dioxide

One-pot tandem procedures represent a green and general approach towards process intensification as they are intrinsically simpler compared to the conventional stepwise processes, do not require intermediate isolation and are generally more efficient.

Graphical abstract: Tandem catalysis: one-pot synthesis of cyclic organic carbonates from olefins and carbon dioxide
From the themed collection: 2021 Green Chemistry Hot Articles
Tutorial Review

Chemical reactions in the hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass and in the catalytic hydrogenation upgrading of biocrude

This article systematically describes chemical reactions in biomass HTL and the catalytic hydrogenation upgrading of the obtained biocrude and analyze the effects of operating parameters on these two processes, such as reaction temperature, residence time and catalyst type.

Graphical abstract: Chemical reactions in the hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass and in the catalytic hydrogenation upgrading of biocrude
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Recent progress in the catalytic transformation of carbon dioxide into biosourced organic carbonates

The recent advances made in the catalytic preparation of biobased cyclic carbonates derived from sugars, glycerol, fatty acids/vegetable oils and terpenes are presented, together with a discussion surrounding their potential applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in the catalytic transformation of carbon dioxide into biosourced organic carbonates
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Catalytic hydrothermal deoxygenation of lipids and fatty acids to diesel-like hydrocarbons: a review

This review summarizes the reactions, catalysts and influence factors in the hydrothermal deoxygenation of lipids and fatty acids to diesel-like hydrocarbons.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic hydrothermal deoxygenation of lipids and fatty acids to diesel-like hydrocarbons: a review
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Recent advances in heterogeneous catalytic transfer hydrogenation/hydrogenolysis for valorization of biomass-derived furanic compounds

Catalytic transfer hydrogenation/hydrogenolysis can valorize renewable compounds derived from biomass. Different catalysts have the ability to transfer hydrogen from hydrogen-donor molecules thereby avoiding the use of hazardous gaseous hydrogen.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in heterogeneous catalytic transfer hydrogenation/hydrogenolysis for valorization of biomass-derived furanic compounds
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Biomolecule-assisted synthesis of biomimetic nanocomposite hydrogel for hemostatic and wound healing applications

Biomolecule-assisted synthesis of biomimetic nanocomposite hydrogels reduces the environmental impact and has potential applications in hemostasis and wound healing.

Graphical abstract: Biomolecule-assisted synthesis of biomimetic nanocomposite hydrogel for hemostatic and wound healing applications
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Tutorial Review

Recent advances in visible-light-mediated organic transformations in water

Water is a green reaction medium, while visible light represents a renewable, clean, and abundant energy source. The recent advances in visible-light-mediated organic transformations in water are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in visible-light-mediated organic transformations in water
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Critical Review

Lignin to value-added chemicals and advanced materials: extraction, degradation, and functionalization

The recently developed strategies for the degradation and functionalization of lignin enable it to be converted into a wide variety of value-added -chemicals, -and advanced materials.

Graphical abstract: Lignin to value-added chemicals and advanced materials: extraction, degradation, and functionalization
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Critical Review

Role of stereocomplex in advancing mass transport and thermomechanical properties of polylactide

Stereocomplex polylactide with physical crosslinking crystallites, empowering polylactide based materials with advanced performances and opening new opportunities for applications.

Graphical abstract: Role of stereocomplex in advancing mass transport and thermomechanical properties of polylactide
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Critical Review

Visible-light-induced metal-free coupling of C(sp3)–H sources with heteroarenes

This critical review chronologically summarizes the metal-free coupling methodologies of C(sp3)–H sources with heteroarenes induced by visible light. The articles which are published up to January 2022 on this topic are enclosed here.

Graphical abstract: Visible-light-induced metal-free coupling of C(sp3)–H sources with heteroarenes
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
Open Access Critical Review

The sustainability of phytomass-derived materials: thermodynamical aspects, life cycle analysis and research perspectives

A multiscale approach to sustainability was selected to analyse lignocellulose uses and availability with a focus on biomass growth, paper, insulation, construction wood, information and communication technologies, and biobased textiles.

Graphical abstract: The sustainability of phytomass-derived materials: thermodynamical aspects, life cycle analysis and research perspectives
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry Reviews
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