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Effect of Zeolites on the Alkylation of Aromatics with Alkanes using a Pd Nanoparticle/Solid Acid Cooperative Catalytic System

The direct alkylation of benzene with alkanes is an effective method for alkylbenzene production. Our group previously discovered that a mixture of supported Pd nanoparticles and solid acids effectively...

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Experimental and Numerical Modeling of Carbonized Biomass Gasification: A Critical Review

Gasification is one of the most significant and well-researched pathways to produce energy from biomass among the different options available. It is a conversion through thermo-chemical process that...

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Fine-Tuning N-Doped Species of C Catalysts for 98% Current Efficiency of Electrocatalytic Decarboxylation into Hindered Ether

Regulating the interaction between the substrate and electrode is crucial for maximizing catalytic performance. In this study, we developed a method for controlling the sintering temperature and introducing...

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Customized molecular tools to strengthen metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria are promising oxygenic phototrophs for the production of various compounds. For their (photo)biotechnological exploitation, molecular tools are required, such as, for the introduction...

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Advancing AI protein structure prediction and design: From amino acid “bones” to new era of all-atom “flesh”

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Embryonic zeolite-directed synthesis of ZSM-34 and SSZ-13 zeolites

The use of an organic structure-directing agent (OSDA) makes zeolite synthesis expensive and environmentally non-friendly. Seeded zeolite synthesis offers an environmentally benign alternative that...

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Catalytic hydrogenolysis of organosolv lignin: cleaving C–O bonds over CuMgAlOx-layered porous metal oxide catalysts for oriented monophenols production

To understand the catalytic conversion of lignin into high-value products, lignin depolymerization was performed using a layered polymetallic oxide (CuMgAlOx) catalyst. The effects of the conversion...

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Advances in Sn-Based Oxide Catalysts for the Electroreduction of CO2 to Formate

The excessive consumption of fossil fuels increases CO2 emissions, and the consequent greenhouse effect resulting from higher levels of this gas in the atmosphere has a significant impact on the environment...

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Engineering pulp foam with highly improved water stability and multifunctional properties by incorporation of natural rubber and montmorillonite

Considering the aim of carbon neutrality and reducing plastic pollution, lightweight porous materials with good thermal insulation and mechanical robustness derived from renewable resources are in high...

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Engineering of cofactor preference and catalytic activity of methanol dehydrogenase by growth-coupled directed evolution

Methanol, produced from carbon dioxide, natural gas, and biomass, has drawn increasing attention as a promising green carbon feedstock for biomanufacturing due to its sustainable and energy-rich properties....

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Palladium-catalyzed oxidative double alkoxycarbonylation of ethylene toward succinic acid derivatives

Employing biodegradable plastics is one of the choices to solve white pollution issues. PBS (polybutylene succinate), as a biodegradable plastic with good stability and heat resistance, is produced...

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Size-dependent activity of Fe-N-doped mesoporous carbon nanoparticles towards oxygen reduction reaction

The rational design of Fe–N–C catalysts that possess easily accessible active sites and favorable mass transfer, which are usually determined by the structure of catalyst supports, is crucial for the...

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Carbon nanotube-based photothermal membrane for efficient cold air heating and removal of particulate matter and airborne bacteria

Indoor heating results in high energy consumption and severe atmospheric pollution. Although the development of solar air heaters provides a sustainable route for indoor thermal comfort, such heaters...

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Monolithic metal-based/porous carbon nanocomposites made from dissolved cellulose for use in electrochemical capacitor

Porous metal-based carbon nanocomposites, with a monolithic shape, were prepared by a one-pot synthesis from dissolved cellulose and metallic salts using a simple, cheap, and environmentally friendly...

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Generation and transformation of α-oxy carbene intermediates enabled by copper-catalyzed carbonylation

Since the Fischer-Tropsch reaction was discovered by Otto Roelen in 1938, transition metal-catalyzed carbonylation reactions come in as one of the most important methods for preparing carbonyl-containing...

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Cellulosomal hemicellulases: Indispensable players for ensuring effective lignocellulose bioconversion

The bioconversion of lignocellulose has attracted global attention, due to the significant potential of agricultural and forestry wastes as renewable zero-carbon resources and the urgent need for substituting...

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Recycled polymer: Green roads for polyester plastics

Plastics are integral to numerous significant social advancements. Nonetheless, their contribution to environmental pollution and climate crises cannot be disregarded, as their negative impact on the...

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Synergistic oxidation-reforming of biomass for high quality syngas production based on a bifunctional catalyst

Conventional O2 gasification for low-rank biomass/sludge conversion is prone to high CO2 concentrations in the syngas because of its high O content and low calorific value. This study establishes a...

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Advances in electrocarboxylation reactions with CO2

Recently, significant research has been conducted on the conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into value-added chemicals. With the decreasing cost of clean electricity, electrochemical methods have emerged...

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Optimization of two-dimensional solid-state electrolyte–anode interface by integrating zinc into composite anode with dual-conductive phases

Solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) are a solution to safety issues related to flammable organic electrolytes for Li batteries. Insufficient contact between the anode and SSE results in high interface resistance,...

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Unveiling the relationship between structural evaluation and catalytic performance of InOOH during electroreduction of CO2 to formate

The electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (ECO2RR) to formate is perceived as a technoeconomic pathway for transforming renewable electricity into fuels. However, the indeterminate mechanism underlying...

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Towards greener polymers: Trends in the German chemical industry

Global plastics production is expected to exceed 400 million tons and reach 600 million tons by 2060. Their synthesis currently accounts for approximately 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately...

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Pilot-scale acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation from corn stover

Biobutanol is an advanced biofuel that can be produced from excess lignocellulose via acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation. Although significant technological progress has been made in this field,...

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Zeolites for the environment

Zeolites are characterized by their microporous, crystalline structures with a four-connected framework with variable compositions, predominantly aluminosilicates. They are extensively utilized as adsorbents,...

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Pathways to Carbon Neutrality in the Built Environment: Phase Change Materials

Phase change materials (PCMs) are increasingly capturing the spotlight in the realm of building design and construction owing to their capacity to absorb and release thermal energy throughout phase...

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