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Strong effect of light scattering by distribution of TiO2 particle aggregates on photocatalytic efficiency in aqueous suspensions

Authors: Tolosana-Moranchel, A; Pecharroman, C; Faraldos, M; Bahamonde, A

Article.
Chem. Eng. J.. vol: 403. page: 1385-8947.
Date: JAN 1. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.126186.

Abstract:
This work examines the important role of light power absorbed by TiO2 on the photocatalytic degradation of dichloroacetic acid (DCA) in a semi-continuous slurry photoreactor with UV-Vis radiation. This system is an excellent model for understanding the light [read more]

Spinel-Type nitride compounds with improved features as solar cell absorbers

Authors: Sanchez-Palencia, P; Garcia, G; Conesa, JC; Wahnon, P; Palacios, P

Article.
Acta Mater.. vol: 197. page: 1359-6454.
Date: sep-15. 2020.
Doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.07.034.

Abstract:
Ternary spinel nitrides are a new class of semiconductor materials with tunable bandgap in the visible range. In this work, we report a rational design of spinel-type nitride compounds with improved features as solar cell absorber materials by [read more]

Advances in catalytic routes for the production of carboxylic acids from biomass: a step forward for sustainable polymers

Authors: Iglesias, J; Martinez-Salazar, I; Maireles-Torres, P; Alonso, DM; Mariscal, R; Granados, ML

Review.
Chem. Soc. Rev.. vol: 49. page: 0306-0012.
Date: AUG 21. 2020.
Doi: 10.1039/d0cs00177e.

Abstract:
Polymers are ubiquitously present in our daily life because they can meet a wide range of needs and fields of applications. This success, based on an irresponsible linear consumption of plastics and the access [read more]

Facile synthesis of B/g-C(3)N(4)composite materials for the continuous-flow selective photo-production of acetone

Authors: Caudillo-Flores, U; Rodriguez-Padron, D; Munoz-Batista, MJ; Kubacka, A; Luque, R; Fernandez-Garcia, M

Article.
Green Chem.. vol: 22. page: 1463-9262.
Date: AUG 7. 2020.
Doi: 10.1039/d0gc01326a.

Abstract:
In this work versatile boron-carbon nitride composite materials were synthesized and utilized in a sustainable process using sunlight as the energy source for the continuous-flow selective photocatalytic production of acetone from 2-propanol. It is worth [read more]

The enzyme-induced formation of iron hybrid nanostructures with different morphologies

Authors: Benavente, R; Lopez-Tejedor, D; Morales, MD; Perez-Rizquez, C; Palomo, JM

Article.
Nanoscale. vol: 12. page: 2040-3364.
Date: jun-28. 2020.
Doi: 10.1039/d0nr03142a.

Abstract:
A new synthesis method for tailor-made iron-hybrid nanoparticles has been carried out for the first time using enzymes, which directly induce the formation of inorganic iron species. The role of the protein was critical for the formation and morphology [read more]

High enhancement of the hydrolysis rate of cellulose after pretreatment with inorganic salt hydrates

Authors: Lara-Serrano, M; Morales-delaRosa, S; Campos-Martin, JM; Fierro, JLG

Article.
Green Chem.. vol: 22. page: 1463-9262.
Date: jun-21. 2020.
Doi: 10.1039/d0gc01066a.

Abstract:
We study the use of inorganic salt hydrates as solvents in the dissolution/precipitation pretreatment of cellulose. The dissolution of cellulose was very fast (15 min in some cases) at the low temperature of 70 degrees C. ZnCl2 center dot 4H(2)O, [read more]

Promoting H-2 photoproduction of TiO2-based materials by surface decoration with Pt nanoparticles and SnS2 nanoplatelets

Authors: Barba-Nieto, I; Christoforidis, KC; Fernandez-Garcia, M; Kubacka, A

Article.
Appl. Catal. B-Environ.. vol: 277. page: 0926-3373.
Date: nov-15. 2020.
Doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.119246.

Abstract:
The production of hydrogen from the photoreforming of sacrificial alcohols was essayed using an anatase-based ternary system having N nanoparticles and SnS2 nanoplatelets at the surface of the oxide support. Contact between phases was optimized to achieve optimum functional [read more]

Performance of an aliovalent-substituted CoCeOx catalyst from bimetallic MOF for VOC oxidation in air

Authors: Li, YX; Han, W; Wang, RX; Weng, LT; Serrano-Lotina, A; Banares, MA; Wang, QY; Yeung, KL

Article.
Appl. Catal. B-Environ.. vol: 275. page: 0926-3373.
Date: oct-15. 2020.
Doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.119121.

Abstract:
The aliovalent-substitution of cobalt into ceria lattice was demonstrated using a bimetallic CoCeBDC MOF to achieve a high degree of atomic level mixing in the CoCeOx catalyst. Spectroscopic analyses including X-ray [read more]

Highly efficient multi-metal catalysts for carbon dioxide reduction prepared from atomically sequenced metal organic frameworks

Authors: Castillo-Blas, C; Alvarez-Galvan, C; Puente-Orench, I; Garcia-Sanchez, A; Oropeza, FE; Gutierrez-Puebla, E; Monge, A; de la Pena-O’Shea, VA; Gandara, F

Article; Early Access.
Nano Res.. vol: . page: 1998-0124.
Date: . .
Doi: 10.1007/s12274-020-2813-x.

Abstract:
The precise control on the combination of multiple metal atoms in the structure of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) endowed by reticular chemistry, allows the obtaining of materials [read more]

Controlled selectivity for ethanol steam reforming reaction over doped CeO2 surfaces: The role of gallium

Authors: Vecchietti, J; Lustemberg, P; Fornero, EL; Calatayud, M; Collins, SE; Mohr, S; Ganduglia-Pirovano, MV; Libuda, J; Bonivardi, AL

Article.
Appl. Catal. B-Environ.. vol: 277. page: 0926-3373.
Date: nov-15. 2020.
Doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.119103.

Abstract:
The ethanol steam reforming reaction, together with the adsorption and decomposition of ethanol was studied on CeO2 and gallium-doped ceria (CeGaOx) by a combined experimental and theoretical approach using [read more]

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