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ISSN: 2468-0257
CN: 10-1418/TK
p-ISSN: 2096-2797

An efficient and mild recycling of waste melamine formaldehyde foams by alkaline hydrolysis

Melamine formaldehyde foam (MFF) generates many poisonous chemicals through the traditional recycling methods for organic resin wastes. Herein, a high MFF degradation ratio of ca. 97 wt.% was achieved...

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Sustainable, thermoplastic and hydrophobic coating from natural cellulose and cinnamon to fabricate eco-friendly catering packaging

Non-degradable polymers cause serious environmental pollution problem, such as the widely-used while unrecyclable coatings which significantly affect the overall degradation performance of products....

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The structure-directing role of heterologous seeds in the synthesis of zeolite

Zeolites have been widely used as catalysts, ion-exchangers, and adsorbents in chemical industries, detergent industry, steel industry, glass industry, ceramic industry, medical and health field, and...

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Development of sustainable and efficient recycling technology for spent Li-ion batteries: Traditional and transformation go hand in hand

Clean and efficient recycling of spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) has become an urgent need to promote sustainable and rapid development of human society. Therefore, we provide a critical and comprehensive...

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TiO2–Cu7S4 modified with a carbazole-based conjugated porous polymer for adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of bisphenol A

Adsorption-photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants in water is an advantageous method for environmental purification. Herein, a feasible strategy is developed to construct a novel dual S-scheme...

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Mechanism of Brønsted-acid-promoted self-photosensitized [2+2] cycloaddition for synthesis of high-performance bio-spiral fuel

Photoinduced [2 + 2] cycloaddition of biomass-derived cycloolefin is a promising approach to synthesize high-energy bio-fuels, however, the conversion efficiency and selectivity are still low. Herein,...

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Recent advances in water collection based on solar evaporation

Solar evaporation attracted lots of attention due to its environment-friendly and high efficiency, which is a potential approach to collecting fresh water. Many efforts have been made to improve the...

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Selective hydrogenation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural triggered bya high Lewis acidic Ni-based transition metal carbide catalyst

The high-efficiency conversion of biomass resources to biofuels has attracted widespread attention, and the active sites and synergistic effect of catalysts significantly impact their surface arrangement...

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Constructing lithiophilic sites–rich artificial solid electrolyte interphase to enable dendrite−free and corrosion−free lithium–sulfur batteries

An artificial solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) with lithiophilic sites and chemical bonds anchoring lithium polysulfides (LiPSs) has been developed as a potential solution to protect the lithium (Li)...

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Constructing ether-rich and carboxylate hydrogen bonding sites in protic ionic liquids for efficient and simultaneous membrane separation of H2S and CO2 from CH4

Removing H2S and CO2 is of great significance for natural gas purification. With excellent gas affinity and tunable structure, ionic liquids (ILs) have been regarded as nontrivial candidates for fabricating...

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Advances in enhancing hydrodeoxygenation selectivity of lignin-derived oxygenates: From synthetic strategies to fundamental techniques

In recent years, studies focusing on the conversion of renewable lignin-derived oxygenates (LDOs) have emphasized their potential as alternatives to fossil-based products. However, LDOs, existing as...

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Stabilization of active ultrathin amorphous ruthenium oxide via constructing electronically interacted heterostructure for acidic water oxidation

Amorphous RuOx (a-RuOx) with disordered atomic arrangement and abundant coordinatively unsaturated Ru sites possesses high intrinsic electrocatalytic activity for oxygen evolution reaction (OER). However,...

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Engineering crystal plane of NiCo2O4 to regulate oxygen vacancies and acid sites for alkali-free oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid

The catalytic oxidation of HMF involves a cascading reaction with multiple intermediate products, making it crucial to enhance the oriented adsorption capacity of specific functional groups for accelerating...

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Research progress of lignin-derived materials in lithium/sodium ion batteries

With the increase of energy consumption, the shortage of fossil resource, and the aggravation of environmental pollution, the development of cost-effective and environmental friendly bio-based energy...

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CO2 electrolysis to formic acid for carbon neutralization

To avoid carbonate precipitation for CO2 electrolysis, developing CO2 conversion in an acid electrolyte is viewed as an ultimately challenging technology. In Nature, Xia et al. recently explored a proton-exchange...

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Low carbon alcohol fuel electrolysis of hydrogen generation catalyzed by a novel and effective Pt–CoTe/C bifunctional catalyst system

Low carbon alcohol fuels electrolysis under ambient conditions is promising for green hydrogen generation instead of the traditional alcohol fuels steam reforming technique, and highly efficient bifunctional...

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Engineering hierarchical quaternary superstructure of an integrated MOF-derived electrode for boosting urea electrooxidation assisted water electrolysis

Controllable design of the catalytic electrodes with hierarchical superstructures is expected to improve their electrochemical performance. Herein, a self-supported integrated electrode (NiCo-ZLDH/NF)...

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A general descriptor for guiding the electrolysis of CO2 in molten carbonate

Molten carbonate is an excellent electrolyte for the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to carbonaceous materials. However, the electrolyte–electrode-reaction relationship has not been well understood....

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Aqueous-phase reforming of hydroxyacetone solution to bio-based H2 over supported Pt catalysts

Aqueous-phase reforming (APR) is an attractive process to produce bio-based hydrogen from waste biomass streams, during which the catalyst stability is often challenged due to the harsh reaction conditions....

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F-doped orthorhombic Nb2O5 exposed with 97% (100) facet for fast reversible Li+-Intercalation

Orthorhombic Nb2O5 (T-Nb2O5) is attractive for fast-charging Li-ion batteries, but it is still hard to realize rapid charge transfer kinetics for Li-ion storage. Herein, F-doped T-Nb2O5 microflowers...

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