Cutting-edge materials combining zerovalent iron applied to the photocatalytic treatment of organic contaminants of emerging concern in wastewater

Authors: Mesa-Medina, S; Villajos, B; Gasco, A; Hermosilla, D

Curr. Opin. Green Sustain. Chem.. vol: 30. page: 2452-2236.
Date: AUG. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2021.100484.

Zerovalent iron (ZVI) catalysts have recently been evaluated for wastewater remediation applications because of their highly efficient catalytic properties and its low cost, which results from its natural abundance and easy production; although passivation, agglomeration, and corrosion [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

Green Chem.. vol: 23. page: 1463-9262.
Date: AUG 7. 2021.
Doi: 10.1039/d1gc90070f.


Artificial enzymes with multiple active sites

Authors: Palomo, JM

Curr. Opin. Green Sustain. Chem.. vol: 29. page: 2452-2236.
Date: JUN. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2021.100452.

Artificial enzymes based on the modification of a protein structure for the creation of new active catalytic sites have experienced a great boom in recent years. Multidisciplinary strategies of genetic engineering, chemical or chemical biological tools have been successfully described to synthetize them. [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

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

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]

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

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

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]

Catalytic transfer hydrogenation of maleic acid with stoichiometric amounts of formic acid in aqueous phase: paving the way for more sustainable succinic acid production

Authors: Granados, ML; Moreno, J; Alba-Rubio, AC; Iglesias, J; Alonso, DM; Mariscal, R

Green Chem.. vol: 22. page: 1463-9262.
Date: mar-21. 2020.
Doi: 10.1039/c9gc04221k.

The aqueous phase hydrogenation of maleic acid (MAc) to succinic acid (SAc) is demonstrated in the absence of any organic solvent and using stoichiometric amount of formic acid (FAc) as source of H-2. Among the different [read more]

Recent advances in photo-assisted preferential CO oxidation in H-2-rich stream

Authors: Barroso-Martin, I; Alberoni, C; Rodriguez-Castellon, E; Infantes-Molina, A; Moretti, E

Curr. Opin. Green Sustain. Chem.. vol: 21. page: 2452-2236.
Date: FEB. 2020.
Doi: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2019.07.008.

Photocatalysis plays a key role in CO preferential oxidation (CO-PROX) in H-2-rich streams thanks to the great performance this reaction can achieve when it is light driven, at atmospheric pressure and room temperature, with negligible [read more]

Sn-Al-USY for the valorization of glucose to methyl lactate: switching from hydrolytic to retro-aldol activity by alkaline ion exchange

Authors: Iglesias, J; Moreno, J; Morales, G; Melero, JA; Juarez, P; Granados, ML; Mariscal, R; Martinez-Salazar, I

Green Chem.. vol: 21. page: 1463-9262.
Date: nov-07. 2019.
Doi: 10.1039/c9gc02609f.

Lactic acid and ester derivatives, which are important precursors of a wide variety of products, can be prepared via retro-aldol sugar condensation in the presence of Sn-containing zeolites. However, the preparation of [read more]

Thermo-Photocatalysis: Environmental and Energy Applications

Authors: Nair, V; Munoz-Batista, MJ; Fernandez-Garcia, M; Luque, R; Colmenares, JC

ChemSusChem. vol: 12. page: 1864-5631.
Date: may-21. 2019.
Doi: 10.1002/cssc.201900175.

Catalysis is an integral part of a majority of chemical operations focused on the generation of value-added chemicals or fuels. Similarly, the extensive use of fossil-derived fuels and chemicals has led to deterioration of the environment. Catalysis currently plays [read more]


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