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ISSN: 2666-9528
CN: 10-1713/TQ
p-ISSN: 2096-9147

Advances in metabolic engineering of yeasts for the production of fatty acid-derived hydrocarbon fuels

The reliance of the transport sector on fossil fuels has led to increasing concerns related to sustainability and environmental impact. Growing petroleum shortages and global climate change caused by...

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Review in life cycle assessment of biomass conversion through pyrolysis-issues and recommendations

Biomass, widespread and carbon-neutral energy, can provide electric energy and replace fossil fuel-derived production. Pyrolysis is the main way of converting biomass to different bioenergy products...

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Highly efficient enzymolysis and fermentation of corn stalk into L-lactic acid by enzyme-bacteria friendly ionic liquid pretreatment

Ionic liquids (ILs) have been widely used in the pretreatment of biomass. However, the effects of residual ILs on the enzymolysis and fermentation of biomass are still unknown. Therefore, a large quantity...

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Facile synthesis of N-doped graphene encapsulated Ni@N/C catalyst and its catalysis for highly selective semi-hydrogenation of alkynes

Although precious transition metals such as palladium, platinum, and iridium are widely used in hydrogenation reactions, the earth-abundant transition metal-catalyzed highly selective semi-hydrogenation...

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Effective and irreversible removal of radioactive barium ions in MOF-808 framework functionalized sulfonic acid groups

The simultaneous high-capacity and fast removal of radioactive barium ion (Ba2+) from nuclear wastewater is necessary but still faces large challenge. In this study, a novel adsorbent containing sulfonic...

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Multilayer two-dimensional lignin/ZnO composites with excellent anti-UV aging properties for polymer films

Lignin is a kind of natural green polymer with abundant active functional groups and designable molecular structure. In this work, the quaternized lignosulfonate (QLS) with amphoteric characteristic...

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Fe-doped and sulfur-enriched Ni3S2 nanowires with enhanced reaction kinetics for boosting water oxidation

Exploring cost-effective and highly-active oxygen evolution reaction (OER) electrocatalysts is a pressing task to propel water electrolysis for green hydrogen production. Herein, we constructed a class...

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Endow activated carbon with the ability to activate peroxymonosulfate for the treatment of refractory organics

Herein, we demonstrated that various activated carbons could be endowed with high ability activating peroxymonosulfate (PMS) just through pyrolysis for the degradation of various organic pollutants....

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Hierarchical ZnIn2S4 microspheres as photocatalyst for boosting the selective biohydrogenation of furfural into furfuryl alcohol under visible light irradiation

Photocatalyst-enzyme coupling process for visible light driven biotransformation holds promise in producing solar chemicals. In this work, aiming to produce furfuryl alcohol, the important bulk chemical...

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Highly efficient photocatalytic dehydrogenative coupling of amines with supported platinum catalyst under the oxidant-free conditions

A highly efficient photocatalytic dehydrogenative coupling (PDC) of amines to prepare value-added imines has been developed under the mild conditions. A complete conversion of benzylamine with a 99%...

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Tailoring the partitioning of proteins using ionic liquids as adjuvants in polymer-polymer aqueous biphasic systems

Aqueous biphasic systems (ABS) are promising for proteins purification; however, when dealing with samples comprising several proteins, the selectivity towards a target protein is difficult to achieve....

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MgO/Carbon nanocomposites synthesized in molten salts for catalytic isomerization of glucose to fructose in aqueous media

Isomerization of glucose into fructose has always been an important step in the biorefining process. This study synthesized a novel Mg-decorated carbonaceous catalyst by molten salt method for the application...

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FexC enhancing the catalytic activity of FeNx in oxidative dehydration of N-heterocycles

To enhance the catalytic activity by designing metal particles combined with atomically dispersed non-noble metal catalyst is a huge challenge, which yet has not been studied widely in organic reactions....

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A systematic COSMO-RS study on mutual solubility of ionic liquids and C6-Hydrocarbons

When considering the usage of ionic liquids (ILs) for reactions and separations involving non-polar or weak-polar hydrocarbons, the knowledge of the mutual solubility behaviors of ILs and hydrocarbons...

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A comparative study of the pore characteristics and phenol adsorption performance of activated carbons prepared from oil-palm shell wastes by steam and combined steam-chemical activation

Oil-palm shell wastes were successfully converted into useful activated carbons in a systematic and novel approach by optimizing the pyrolysis conditions and subsequent steam activation conditions to...

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Bifunctional Mo-doped FeCo-Se aerogels catalysts with excellent OER and ORR activities for electro-Fenton process

Antibiotic pollution in aqueous solutions seriously endangers the natural environment and public health. In this work, Mo-doped transition metal FeCo–Se metal aerogels (MAs) were investigated as bifunctional...

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Recent advances in hybrid water electrolysis for energy-saving hydrogen production

Electricity-driven water splitting to convert water into hydrogen (H2) has been widely regarded as an efficient approach for H2 production. Nevertheless, the energy conversion efficiency of it is greatly...

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Engineering the native methylotrophs for the bioconversion of methanol to value-added chemicals: Current status and future perspectives

Methanol is becoming an attractive fermentation feedstock for large-scale bioproduction chemicals, due to its natural abundance and mature production technology. Native methylotrophs, which can utilize...

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Deep eutectic solvent-driven self-assembly of metal mercaptide complexes with enzyme-mimicking activities for detection of uric acid through one-step cascade catalytic reaction

This work presents a generic strategy to create a series of metal mercaptides complexes via coordination self-assembly between transition metals (Mn, Cu, Co, Fe, and Ni) and cysteine (Cys) by forming...

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Enzyme annotation for orphan reactions and its applications in biomanufacturing

There are lots of biochemical reactions in the biosynthetic pathway without associated enzymes. Reactions predicted by retro-biosynthetic tools are not assigned gene sequences. Besides, non-natural...

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Phase transfer-based high-efficiency recycling of precious metal electrocatalysts

Recycling precious metals with high-efficiency is undoubtedly beneficial to optimize resource utilization for environmental remediation and sustainable development. Herein, we report an efficient route...

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Highly selective kinetic resolution of D/L-syn-p-sulfone phenylserine catalyzed by D-threonine aldolase in two-phase ionic solvent

In the chemical synthesis of L-syn-p-methylsulfoxide phenylserine ethyl ester (D-ethyl ester), L-tartaric acid or enzymatic resolution is employed to resolve the racemate, and thus obtain the target...

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Morphology effect on catalytic performance of ebullated-bed residue hydrotreating over Ni–Mo/Al2O3 catalyst: A kinetic modeling study

Upgrading of vacuum residue is of prime industrial significance due to the increasing demand for light oils. Elucidating the effect of catalyst morphology on vacuum residue hydrotreating performance...

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Facilitated transport separation of CO2 and H2S by supported liquid membrane based on task-specific protic ionic liquids

Selective separation of CO2 and H2S from CH4 is of importance to the natural gas upgrading because of its corrosivity. As is well known, amine group can recognize reversibly CO2 and H2S with a moderate...

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