Modification of a commercial activated carbon with nitrogen and boron: Hydrogen storage application

Authors: Arturo Morandé, Patricio Lillo, Elodie Blanco, César Pazo, Ana Belén Dongil, Ximena Zarat, Mario Saavedra-Torres, Eduardo Schott, Roberto Canales, Alvaro Videla, Néstor Escalona

Article. Journal of Energy Storage

Date: 1 August 2023, 107193
Doi: 10.1016/j.est.2023.107193

The present study evaluates the effect of heteroatom doping (N and B) and thermal treatment modification of activated carbon, in different [read more]

2023-05-03T13:51:37+02:00Categories: Highlights, Publications 2023|

A and B site Co-doping of CaMnO3: a route to enhanced heat storage properties

Authors: Mastronardo, E; Qian, X; Coronado, JM; Haile, SM

J. Mater. Chem. A. vol: 11. page: 2050-7488.
Date: APR 25. 2023.
Doi: 10.1039/d2ta07779e.

The successful commercialization of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants requires effective energy storage for the supply of power on demand during solar transients. High-temperature thermal energy storage (>= 700 degrees C up to 1200 degrees C) has [read more]

Active and durable R2MnRuO7 pyrochlores with low Ru content for acidic oxygen evolution


Dmitry Galyamin, Jorge Torrero, Isabel Rodríguez, Manuel J. Kolb, Pilar Ferrer, Laura Pascual, Mohamed Abdel Salam, Diego Gianolio, Verónica Celorrio, Mohamed Mokhtar, Daniel Garcia Sanchez, Aldo Saul Gago, Kaspar Andreas Friedrich, Miguel A. Peña, José Antonio Alonso, Federico Calle-Vallejo, María Retuerto & Sergio Rojas

Nature Communications volume 14, Article number: 2010 (2023)
Date: april-10. 2023.
Doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-37665-9

The production of green hydrogen in water electrolyzers is limited by the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). State-of-the-art electrocatalysts [read more]

2023-04-14T10:24:27+02:00Categories: Highlights, Publications 2023|

Highly active and stable OER electrocatalysts derived from Sr2MIrO6 for proton exchange membrane water electrolyzers


María Retuerto, Laura Pascual, Jorge Torrero, Mohamed Abdel Salam, Álvaro Tolosana-Moranchel, Diego Gianolio, Pilar Ferrer, Paula Kayser, Vincent Wilke, Svenja Stiber, Verónica Celorrio, Mohamed Mokthar, Daniel García Sanchez, Aldo Saul Gago, Kaspar Andreas Friedrich, Miguel Antonio Peña, José Antonio Alonso, Sergio Rojas.

Nature Communications volume 13, Article number: 7935 (2022)66.
Date: mar-01. 2023.
Doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-35631-5

Proton exchange membrane water electrolysis is a promising technology to produce green hydrogen from renewables, as it can efficiently achieve [read more]

2023-04-12T15:41:32+02:00Categories: Highlights, Publications 2023|

Theoretical and Experimental Study for Cross-Coupling Aldol Condensation over Mono- and Bimetallic UiO-66 Nanocatalysts

Authors: Cesar Pazo-Carballo, Elodie Blanco, Esteban Camu, Angel Leiva, Yoan Hidalgo-Rosa, Ximena Zarate, Ana Belen Dongil, Eduardo Schott* and Nestor Escalona

Article. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2023, 6, 7, 5422–5433

Date: April 3, 2023
Doi: 10.1021/acsanm.2c05555

Mono- and bimetallic UiO-66 nanocatalysts were synthesized using the solvothermal synthesis method and evaluated in the [read more]

Unspecific peroxygenases: The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Authors: Monterrey, DT; Menes-Rubio, A; Keser, M; Gonzalez-Perez, D; Alcalde, M

Curr. Opin. Green Sustain. Chem.. vol: 41. page: 2452-2236.
Date: JUN. 2023.
Doi: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2023.100786.

Fungal unspecific peroxygenases (UPOs) are among the most promising biocatalysts in synthetic chemistry. The kaleido-scope of oxyfunctionalization reactions that are of industrial and environmental relevance offer UPOs the opportunity to provide solutions to many processes. [read more]

Bimetallic metal-organic frameworks for efficient visible-light-driven photocatalytic CO2 reduction and H2 generation

Authors: Ezugwu, CI; Ghosh, S; Bera, S; Faraldos, M; Mosquera, MEG; Rosal, R

Sep. Purif. Technol.. vol: 308. page: 1383-5866.
Date: mar-01. 2023.
Doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2022.122868.

A series of robust octahedral bimetallic metal-organic frameworks, NH2-UiO-66(Zr/M), denoted as Zr/M-ATA, (where M is Fe, Co, or Cu) were prepared by solvothermal de novo reaction of 2-aminoterephthalic acid (denoted as H2ATA) and mixed metal [read more]

2023-03-06T20:59:41+01:00Categories: Highlights, Publications 2023|Tags: , |

Electrochemically assisted photocatalytic degradation of contaminants of emerging concern in simulated wastewater using WO3-Elucidation of mechanisms

Authors: Tolosana-Moranchel, A; McMichael, S; Hamilton, JWJ; Byrne, JA; Fernandez-Ibanez, P

Chem. Eng. J.. vol: 458. page: 1385-8947.
Date: feb-15. 2023.
Doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2023.141442.

In this work, the performance of a photoelectrochemical cell to degrade a mixture of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in distilled water and simulated wastewater effluents (SWWE) was assessed. The CECs mixture included trimethoprim (TMP), diclofenac (DFC), [read more]

Intermetallic PdZn/TiO2 catalysts for methanol production from CO2 hydrogenation: The effect of ZnO loading on PdZn-ZnO sites and its influence on activity

Authors: Quilis, C; Mota, N; Pawelec, B; Millan, E; Yerga, RMN

Appl. Catal. B-Environ.. vol: 321. page: 0926-3373.
Date: FEB. 2023.
Doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2022.122064.

In this work, intermetallic PdZn-ZnO catalysts supported on high surface area TiO2 were synthesized using metalorganic precursors and different Zn/Pd molar ratio (2.5, 5 and 7.5). The use of organic Pd and Zn precursors in the impregnation [read more]

Enzymatic synthesis of mono- and disubstituted phospholipids by direct condensation of oleic acid and glycerophosphocholine with immobilized lipases and phospholipase

Authors: Garcia-Quinto, E; Garcia-Garcia, P; Guisan, JM; Fernandez-Lorente, G

Food Chem.. vol: 401. page: 0308-8146.
Date: feb-01. 2023.
Doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2022.134109.

Lysophospholipids which contain polyunsaturated fatty acids play a key role in food and cosmetic industries because of their bioactivity. Therefore, the formation of mono-and disubstituted phospholipids is quite inter-esting as they could be used for the formation of different natural [read more]


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