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Electrocatalytic upgrading of itaconic acid to methylsuccinic acid using fermentation broth as a substrate solution

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:32

Green Chem., 2017, 19,2390-2397
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03153F, Paper Open Access &nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.F. Joschka Holzhauser, Jens Artz, Stefan Palkovits, Dirk Kreyenschulte, Jochen Buchs, Regina Palkovits
An electrocatalytic transformation of biomass based platform chemicals is feasible even using crude fermentation broth.
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Future perspectives for formaldehyde: pathways for reductive synthesis and energy storage

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:32

Green Chem., 2017, 19,2347-2355
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03093A, Perspective Open Access &nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Leo E. Heim, Hannelore Konnerth, Martin H. G. Prechtl
This perspective article spreads light on the recent directions towards the low-temperature reductive synthesis of formaldehyde and its derivatives and low-temperature formaldehyde reforming for hydrogen generation.
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Interfacial acidity in ligand-modified ruthenium nanoparticles boosts the hydrogenation of levulinic acid to gamma-valerolactone

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:32

Green Chem., 2017, 19,2361-2370
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02586B, PaperDavide Albani, Qiang Li, Gianvito Vile, Sharon Mitchell, Neyvis Almora-Barrios, Peter T. Witte, Nuria Lopez, Javier Perez-Ramirez
Supported Ru-HHDMA nanoparticles are superior catalysts for the continuous-flow hydrogenation of levulinic acid to [gamma]-valerolactone due to the bifunctional nature of the metal-ligand interface.
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Making H2 from light and biomass-derived alcohols: the outstanding activity of newly designed hierarchical MWCNT/Pd@TiO2 hybrid catalysts

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:32

Green Chem., 2017, 19,2379-2389
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01979J, PaperA. Beltram, M. Melchionna, T. Montini, L. Nasi, P. Fornasiero, M. Prato
Hydrogen evolution is among the most investigated catalytic processes given the importance of H2 from an industrial and an energy perspective.
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Integrated Microfluidic Chip with Nanobiosensor for Rapid and Label-free Detection of Specific Gene

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:31
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00950J, PaperCongxiao Zhang, Xuefei Lv, Yasmeen Saeed, Hong Qing, Yulin Deng
The biomolecular detection technique is tending to develop in minimization, automatization, rapidity, sensitivity and low cost, which is urgently needed as "point of care test" or "rapid test" in clinical...
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Nondestructive detection of triclosan in antibacterial hand soap using digital labelled Raman spectroscopy

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:31
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00118E, PaperXi Han, Zong Tan, Zhixuan Huang, Xiaodong Chen, Yan Gong, Qifeng Li, Kexin Xu, Da Chen
The wide use of antibacterial hand soap containing triclosan has raised the potential threat to health, and the detection of triclosan is thus extremely important. Here we introduce an efficient...
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Laser-Based Ambient Mass Spectrometry

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:31
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00997F, MinireviewSy-Chyi Cheng, Christopher Shiea, Yeou-Lih Huang, Chin-Hsiung Wang, Yi-Tzu Cho, Jentaie Shiea
Laser has been an important tool in mass spectrometry due to its multifunctional capability of desorption and ionization. However, the ionization efficiency by irradiating laser beam on sample such as...
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Fluorescence Properties and Applications of Covalent Organic Frameworks

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:31
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01261F, MinireviewRui Xue, Hao Guo, Ting Wang, Li Gong, Yanni Wang, Jiebing Ai, Dongdong Huang, Huiqin Chen, Yang Wu
Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are a new type of porous organic materials, which are prepared with organic building units via strong covalent bonds. The well-defined crystalline porous structures together with...
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In-situ and real-time monitoring of ultrasonic-assisted enzymatic hydrolysis process of corn gluten meal by miniature near infrared spectrometer

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:31
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00887B, PaperLin Luo, Yanyan Zhang, Haile. Ma, Kai Wang, Mingsheng Dong
Ultrasound treatment during proteolysis could facilitate the enzymatic hydrolysis. Degree of hydrolysis (DH) and ACE inhibiting activity of hydrolysates are the two most important factors for process control and quality...
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Amphiphilic dipyridinium-phosphotungstate as efficient and recyclable catalyst for triphasic fatty-ester epoxidation and oxidative cleavage with hydrogen peroxide

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:31
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00298J, PaperLuis de la Garza, Karine De Oliveira Vigier, Gregory Chatel, Audrey H Moores
A novel amphiphilic dipyridinium peroxo-phoshotungstate ion pair was developed as a selective and recyclable catalyst for the triphasic epoxidation of fatty acids and esters with hydrogen peroxide. The synthesis of...
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Fatty acid based biocarbonates: Al-mediated stereoselective preparation of mono-, di- and tricarbonates under mild and solvent-less conditions

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:31
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01206C, PaperLeticia Pena Carrodeguas, Alex Cristofol, Jose M Fraile, J A Mayoral, Vicente Dorado Horrillo, Clara Isabel Herrerias, Arjan Willem Kleij
A catalytic method for the preparation of a series of fatty acid derived biocarbonates has been developed using a binary Al-complex/PPNCl catalyst. This catalyst system allows to convert the fatty...
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Highly Effective C-C Bond Cleavage of Lignin Model Compounds

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:31
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00844A, PaperYinling Wang, Qianyi Wang, Jianghua He, Yuetao Zhang
A highly effective method is developed for the C-C bond cleavage of lignin model compounds. The inert C[small alpha]-C[small beta] or C[small alpha]-Cphenyl bond of oxidized lignin model compounds was successfully converted to...
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Fast and direct detection of metal accumulation in marine sediments using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS): a case study from the Bay of Cienfuegos, Cuba

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 05:30
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00578D, PaperMirella Pena-Icart, Mario Simeon Pomares Alfonso, Francisco Aquino, Carlos Alonso-Hernandez, Yoelvis Bolanos-Alvarez , Edenir Rodrigues Pereira-Filho
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an emerging, multi-elemental and green technique, particularly suitable for the direct analysis of solid samples. In this study, thirty-two superficial sediments collected in Cienfuegos Bay...
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Kinetic and Mechanistic Investigation for Copolymerization of CO2 and Cyclohexene Oxide Catalyzed by Trizinc Complexes

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 04:30
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00403F, PaperYonghang Xu, Limiao Lin, Chun-Ting He, Jiaxiang Qin, Zhong Li, Shuanjin Wang, Min Xiao, Yuezhong Meng
The trizinc complexes Zn3(OAc)4(Ln)2, 1a and 1b, which were coordinated with Schiff-base ligands via simple and economical method, have been examined to be highly effective and efficient toward the copolymerization...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Trojan Battery Licenses Bi-Polar Technology from Advanced Battery Concepts

Alternative Energy - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:16
Trojan Battery Co., LLC, the world's leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Advanced Battery Concepts LLC (ABC) for its GreenSealR bi-polar battery technology with the goal of future product commercialization.
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New Program to Increase Opportunities for Women in the Solar Industry Launches in Washington D.C.

Alternative Energy - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:08
GRID's women’s installation event, in partnership with SEIA, kicks of national Women in Solar Program
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A general route to chiral nanostructures from helical polymers: P/M switch via dynamic metal coordination

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:06
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00561J, PaperRicardo Riguera, Felix Freire, Sandra Arias, Manuel Nunez-Martinez, Emilio Quinoa
A general method for the conversion of a polyphenylacetylene into its P or M helically oriented polymer, and into their corresponding P/M helical nanoparticles via dynamic metal coordination is presented....
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Categories: Polymer Science News

ALL-ENERGY HITS THE PROVERBIAL SPOT

Alternative Energy - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:38
All-Energy, the UK's largest annual renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference held in Glasgow on 10 and 11 May at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC, formerly SECC) certainly hit the proverbial spot in every way. It achieved its goal of over 7,000 attendees from home and overseas; hosted over 100 hours of conference and seminar sessions over the two days (including the stream for the new co-located event Smart Urban Mobility Solutions (SUMS 2017)); and attracted up to 400 exhibiting companies from 16 countries, and a packed Giant Networking Evening and Civic Reception held courtesy of the Rt Hon Lord Provost of Glasgow.
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World’s largest wind turbines may double in size before 2024

Jillian Ambrose for Telegraph: The wind developer behind the world’s largest working wind turbines has said the size of its giant offshore blades, currently in UK waters, will double again within seven years.
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Energy Storage Could Preserve Solar’s Economic Value for California Affordable Housing

Alternative Energy - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 08:45
A new analysis finds that energy storage can effectively hedge against proposed changes to California’s solar policies and utility rates that could drastically reduce the value of solar
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