Themed collection Catalysis for sustainable development

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Reduction of sugar derivatives to valuable chemicals: utilization of asymmetric carbons

Recent progress on non-furfural routes from sugar derivatives to valuable chemicals including chiral chemicals was reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Reduction of sugar derivatives to valuable chemicals: utilization of asymmetric carbons
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Perspective

Photoelectrochemical solar fuels from carbon dioxide, water and sunlight

It is science, not magic. Solar fuels can be obtained from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.

Graphical abstract: Photoelectrochemical solar fuels from carbon dioxide, water and sunlight
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
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Recent progress with electrocatalysts for urea electrolysis in alkaline media for energy-saving hydrogen production

Urea electrolysis is a promising energy-saving avenue for hydrogen production owing to the low cell voltage, wastewater remediation and abundant electrocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress with electrocatalysts for urea electrolysis in alkaline media for energy-saving hydrogen production
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Open Access Review Article

A comprehensive and critical review of the recent progress in electrocatalysts for the ethanol oxidation reaction

This review gives a broad vision of the current progress of transition metals and noble metal based electrocatalysts for ethanol oxidation reaction.

Graphical abstract: A comprehensive and critical review of the recent progress in electrocatalysts for the ethanol oxidation reaction
From the themed collection: 2021 Reviews in RSC Advances
Open Access Review Article

Copper-free Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions: an overview

The Sonogashira reaction is a cross-coupling reaction of a vinyl or aryl halide with a terminal alkyne to form a C–C bond.

Graphical abstract: Copper-free Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions: an overview
From the themed collection: 2021 Reviews in RSC Advances
Open Access Review Article

Catalytic conversion of ethane to valuable products through non-oxidative dehydrogenation and dehydroaromatization

This review examines the catalytic ethane dehydrogenation and dehydroaromatization in terms of characteristics of active sites and their reaction mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic conversion of ethane to valuable products through non-oxidative dehydrogenation and dehydroaromatization
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Open Access Review Article

Efficient conversion of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to high-value chemicals by chemo- and bio-catalysis

5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is a very important versatile platform compound derived from renewable biomass.

Graphical abstract: Efficient conversion of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to high-value chemicals by chemo- and bio-catalysis
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Open Access Review Article

A short review of recent advances in CO2 hydrogenation to hydrocarbons over heterogeneous catalysts

CO2 hydrogenation to hydrocarbons over heterogeneous catalysts.

Graphical abstract: A short review of recent advances in CO2 hydrogenation to hydrocarbons over heterogeneous catalysts
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Review Article

CO2 conversion by reverse water gas shift catalysis: comparison of catalysts, mechanisms and their consequences for CO2 conversion to liquid fuels

The reverse water gas shift reaction, its proposed mechanisms, currently used and proposed catalysts and an intensified version of the reaction are evaluated for their abilities to significantly reduced CO2 atmospheric concentration.

Graphical abstract: CO2 conversion by reverse water gas shift catalysis: comparison of catalysts, mechanisms and their consequences for CO2 conversion to liquid fuels
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Review Article

Recent advances in the application of deep eutectic solvents as sustainable media as well as catalysts in organic reactions

This review highlights the recent advances using deep eutectic solvents (DESs), deep eutectic ionic liquids (DEILs), low-melting mixtures (LMMs) or low transition temperature mixtures (LTTMs) as green media as well as catalysts in organic reactions.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the application of deep eutectic solvents as sustainable media as well as catalysts in organic reactions
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Review Article

Recent advances in methanation catalysts for the production of synthetic natural gas

This review summarizes the recent progress in methanation catalysts for SNG production, which will provide insights for future catalysts design.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in methanation catalysts for the production of synthetic natural gas
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Open Access Paper

Aromatization of ethylene over zeolite-based catalysts

Elucidating the role of metal modification and confined hydrocarbon species in the aromatization of ethylene on zeolite catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Aromatization of ethylene over zeolite-based catalysts
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Open Access Paper

Fabrication of CS/GA/RGO/Pd composite hydrogels for highly efficient catalytic reduction of organic pollutants

New functional CS/GA/RGO/Pd composite hydrogels are prepared via a self-assembly process, demonstrating potential applications in catalysis as well as composite materials.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of CS/GA/RGO/Pd composite hydrogels for highly efficient catalytic reduction of organic pollutants
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
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Facile synthesis of a Ru-dispersed N-doped carbon framework catalyst for electrochemical nitrogen reduction

Ru-Dispersed N-doped carbon framework electrocatalysis the nitrogen reduction reaction and produces NH3 under ambient conditions.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of a Ru-dispersed N-doped carbon framework catalyst for electrochemical nitrogen reduction
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Open Access Paper

Efficient electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide by metal-doped β12-borophene monolayers

These new TM–Bβ12 monolayers will display excellent catalytic performance for electroreduction of CO2. Primary reduction product of Sc is CO (overpotential 0.45 V). Primary product Ti–Zn is CH4, and Fe–Bβ12 has 0.45 V overpotential.

Graphical abstract: Efficient electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide by metal-doped β12-borophene monolayers
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
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A plasmonic AuPd bimetallic nanoalloy decorated over a GO/LDH hybrid nanocomposite via a green synthesis route for robust Suzuki coupling reactions: a paradigm shift towards a sustainable future

A plasmonic AuPd bimetal-decorated GO/LDH nano-photocatalyst displays encouraging Suzuki coupling performance under visible light illumination.

Graphical abstract: A plasmonic AuPd bimetallic nanoalloy decorated over a GO/LDH hybrid nanocomposite via a green synthesis route for robust Suzuki coupling reactions: a paradigm shift towards a sustainable future
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
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Tin modified Nb2O5 as an efficient solid acid catalyst for the catalytic conversion of triose sugars to lactic acid

Edge-sharing octahedral niobium oxides were used efficiently for the conversion of trioses to lactic acid under hydrothermal conditions.

Graphical abstract: Tin modified Nb2O5 as an efficient solid acid catalyst for the catalytic conversion of triose sugars to lactic acid
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
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Hierarchically constructed NiO with improved performance for catalytic transfer hydrogenation of biomass-derived aldehydes

A 3D nanometer-scaled NiO material with urchin-like structure was prepared via a facile route, and served as a highly efficient and durable catalyst for catalytic transfer hydrogenation of bio-based furfural to furfuryl alcohol using 2-propanol as H-donor and solvent.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchically constructed NiO with improved performance for catalytic transfer hydrogenation of biomass-derived aldehydes
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
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Oligomerization of ethanol-derived propene and isobutene mixtures to transportation fuels: catalyst and process considerations

An important activity/selectivity trade-off occurs at increased olefin oligomerization temperatures. Jet-range product decreases and paraffin formation increases at high oligomerization temperatures.

Graphical abstract: Oligomerization of ethanol-derived propene and isobutene mixtures to transportation fuels: catalyst and process considerations
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Open Access Paper

Catalytic pyrolysis of plastic waste for the production of liquid fuels for engines

Catalytic pyrolysis of waste plastics using low cost binder-free pelletized bentonite clay has been investigated to yield pyrolysis oils as drop-in replacements for commercial liquid fuels such as diesel and gasohol 91.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic pyrolysis of plastic waste for the production of liquid fuels for engines
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Open Access Paper

Inductive and electrostatic effects on cobalt porphyrins for heterogeneous electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction

Inductive and electrostatic effects were found to both play important roles for heterogeneous electrocatalytic CO2 reduction on cobalt porphyrins.

Graphical abstract: Inductive and electrostatic effects on cobalt porphyrins for heterogeneous electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
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Elementary kinetics of nitrogen electroreduction to ammonia on late transition metals

Nitrogen reduction reaction barriers calculated by density functional theory quantify NRR activity and selectivity challenges.

Graphical abstract: Elementary kinetics of nitrogen electroreduction to ammonia on late transition metals
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
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We are very pleased to present our 10th Anniversary collection on catalysis for sustainable development!

Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to showcase some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances and Catalysis Science & Technology. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today.

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