Multidisciplinary; Green & Sustainable Science & Technology

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]

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]

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

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

Abstract:
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

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

Abstract:
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

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

Abstract:
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

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

Abstract:
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]

Selective synthesis of citrus flavonoids prunin and naringenin using heterogeneized biocatalyst on graphene oxide

Authors: Carceller, JM; Galan, JPM; Monti, R; Bassan, JC; Filice, M; Iborra, S; Yu, JH; Corma, A

Article.
Green Chem.. vol: 21. page: 1463-9262.
Date: feb-21. 2019.
Doi: 10.1039/c8gc03661f.

Abstract:
Production of citrus flavonoids prunin and naringenin was performed selectively through the enzyme hydrolysis of naringin, a flavonoid glycoside abundant in grapefruit wastes. To produce the monoglycoside flavonoid, prunin, crude naringinase from [read more]

Continuous Gas-Phase Condensation of Bioethanol to 1-Butanol over Bifunctional Pd/Mg and Pd/Mg-Carbon Catalysts

Authors: Lopez-Olmos, C; Morales, MV; Guerrero-Ruiz, A; Ramirez-Barria, C; Asedegbega-Nieto, E; Rodriguez-Ramos, I

Article.
ChemSusChem. vol: 11. page: 1864-5631.
Date: oct-11. 2018.
Doi: 10.1002/cssc.201801381.

Abstract:
The condensation of ethanol to 1-butanol in the presence of different catalyst systems based on a Pd dehydrogenating/hydrogenating component and magnesium hydroxide-derived materials as basic ingredient was studied in a fixed-bed reactor. The metal was incorporated by [read more]

Highly Active Catalytic Ruthenium/TiO2 Nanomaterials for Continuous Production of gamma-Valerolactone

Authors: Xu, CP; Ouyang, WY; Munoz-Batista, MJ; Fernandez-Garcia, M; Luque, R

Article.
ChemSusChem. vol: 11. page: 1864-5631.
Date: AUG 9. 2018.
Doi: 10.1002/cssc.201800667.

Abstract:
Green energy production from renewable sources is an attractive, but challenging topic to face the likely energy crisis scenario in the future. In the current work, a series of versatile Ru/TiO2 catalysts were simply synthesized and employed in [read more]

Improving the production of maleic acid from biomass: TS-1 catalysed aqueous phase oxidation of furfural in the presence of gamma-valerolactone

Authors: Rodenas, Y; Mariscal, R; Fierro, JLG; Alonso, DM; Dumesic, JA; Granados, ML

Article.
Green Chem.. vol: 20. page: 1463-9262.
Date: jun-21. 2018.
Doi: 10.1039/c8gc00857d.

Abstract:
The production of di-acids from biomass, i. e. maleic acid (MAc), can be improved by combining the utilization of solvents and solid catalysts. The results reported here demonstrate that GVL, a renewable solvent, allows not only [read more]

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