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Ultrafine red phosphorus confined in reasonably designed pitch-based carbon matrix built of well-interconnected carbon nanosheets for high-performance lithium and potassium storage

•Red P @ porous carbon skeleton composite has been fabricated by vaporization-condensation method.•The abundant micropores and small mesopores narrowed at 1∼3 nm ensure a high red P loading.•The composite...

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Insights into kinetics and reaction mechanism of acid-catalyzed transesterification synthesis of diethyl oxalate

•Bronsted acids tended to protonate the carbonyl oxygen to form the important carbocation intermediate.•The FeCl3-catalyzed transesterification reaction has a lower energy barrier than that of H2SO4.•The...

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C1 Chemistry: The Stories of Research and Applications from Toyama

•Prof. Tsubaki's professional career spanning over 35 years is covered.•Innovative achievements of Prof. Noritatsu Tsubaki in C1 chemistry are listed.•State-of-the-art technologies on C1 chemistry and...

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Cu-Zr/SiO2 catalysts featured by different Cu-Zr-Si coordinations for ethanol conversion to 1,3-butadiene

•Over a 2%Cu-8%Zr/SiO2 catalyst, 69.6% 1,3-BD selectivity and 71.2% ethanol conversion was obtained.•Three types of Cu-Zr-Si active sites were constructed on the Cu-Zr/SiO2 catalysts.•The (SiO)2(CuO)Zr-OH...

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Deactivation mechanism of CaO in a flow type dimethyl carbonate synthesis process

It is well known that calcium oxide (CaO) has better catalytic efficiency than most heterogeneous catalysts in many transesterification reactions. However, the gradual deactivation problem prevents...

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Controllable synthesis of CdS nanospheres photoelectrode for photoelectrochemical water splitting

•CdS nanospheres on ITO glass were fabricated controllably by a hydrothermal process.•Tuning precursor Cd2+ concentration can regulate particle size and layer thickness of CdS photoanode.•Higher precursor...

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Research progress in antioxidation and anti-ablation coatings of carbon-based materials: A review

•The main types of high-temperature oxidation/ablation resistance ceramic coatings are introduced.•Each coating technology is described in detail from process to principle.•The main unsolved problems...

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A Review of Cathode and Electrolyte Recovery from Spent Lithium-Ion Batteries: Recent technologies, processes and policies

•Technologies for cathode and electrolyte recovery from spent lithium-ion batteries are reviewed.•Various national polices and regulations on battery recycling are summarized.•Practical industrial recycling...

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Rational design of photofunctional dyes BODIPYs/aza-BODIPYs and applications for photocatalysis, photoelectric conversion and thermochromic materials

•Structurally tuned BODIPYs/aza-BODIPYs are photofunctional dyes.•Triplet BODIPYs/aza-BODIPYs are employed in photocatalytic field.•BODIPYs/aza-BODIPYs capture the photons for photovoltaic conversion.•BODIPYs/aza-BODIPYs...

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Highly efficient isomerization of glucose to fructose over Sn-doped silica nanotube

•This work provides a highly efficient catalyst for the isomerization of glucose to fructose.•By a post-synthesis method, Sn containing non-crystalline silica nanotube (Sn-SNT) was synthesized in this...

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Biomass carbon materials for high-performance secondary battery electrodes: A Review

•The recent advances on bio-based carbon electrodes were reviewed.•The preparation approaches of biomass carbon materials were described.•The properties and application of biomass carbons in batteries...

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Thermal physical applications of carbon dioxide: Recent progress, challenges and perspective

•Current researches on various applications for thermodynamic properties of CO2 were systematically and comprehensively reviewed.•The paper introduced the use of CO2 as solvent, heat transfer medium...

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Construction of multiple heterogeneous interfaces boosting alkaline hydrogen evolution

The highlights for the manuscript are as follows:•A multi-functional catalyst was constructed through heterogeneous interface engineering.•Ni-MoxNNiO electrode was synthesized controllably via thermal...

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Developments of polyurethane in biomedical applications: A review

•This paper reviews PU's research progress and applications in the biomedical field.•It focuses on medical PU regarding dressings, skin sensors, orthopedics, and cardiovascular.•This article evaluates...

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Superstretchable and multifunctional ionogel for facile fabricating flexible strain sensors

•A novel DES stabilized polymerized α-lipoic acid ionogel is facilely fabricated.•PolyLA-DES ionogel exhibits multifunctional and unique properties.•Excellent stretchability, UV resistance, and ionic...

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Significant effect of Ca modification on improving catalytic stability of Cu-catalyst in gas-phase furfural hydrogenation to furfuralcohol

•Cu-SiO2 catalysts show high activity but limited longevity in gas-phase furfural hydrogenation.•The rise in valence Cu leads to Cu-based catalyst deactivation.•Ca promoters minimize electron losses...

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Fabrication and Enhanced Supercapacitive Performance of Fe2N@Cotton-based Porous Carbon fibers as Electrode Material

•A MIL-88 was fabricated on the surface of cosmetic cotton fiber by in-situ growth method.•The Fe2N@PCF-800 with Fe2N structure displays a large specific surface area and rich N doping.•Fe2N@PCF-800...

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Engineering thermochemistry: The science critical for the paradigm shift toward carbon neutrality

•A few super-emitting thermochemical processes emit over 90% of human-made CO2.•Engineering thermochemistry (ETC) is an interdisciplinary science.•ETC offers scientifically sound and practically viable...

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Effect of a homogeneous recrystallized microstructure and a bimodal microstructure on mechanical properties in Mg-5Zn-0.6Zr alloys

•The Mg-5Zn-0.6Zr alloy rolled at 150 °C exhibits a high yield strength of 332 MPa.•The high strength results mainly from high-density nano substructures and precipitates.•The low diffusivity of solute...

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Tendencies of research and development in resources chemicals and materials — Summarization of a Youth's topic forum

•The prospective frontier researches on various resources have been discussed.•Chemical industry should focus on low-carbon and intelligent manufacturing of fine chemicals.•The development of various...

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Polyethyleneimine-integrated composite sorbents for emerging pollutants remediation in water: Cross-linking strategy and tailored affinity

•Comprehensive review on polyethyleneimine-integrated composite adsorbents.•Designing strategy for composite adsorbents were discussed in details.•Interfacial affinity toward targeted pollutants was...

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Bio-based polymeric materials synthesized from renewable resources: A mini-review

•It reviews the recent developments and potential trends of bio-based polymers.•It mainly focuses on the preparation process, specific properties and applications of bio-based polymers.•It discusses...

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Recent advances in carbon dioxide selective hydrogenation and biomass valorization via single-atom catalysts

•CO2 hydrogenation to methanol, ethanol and hydrocarbons via SACs is discussed.•Biomass conversion through thermocatalysis, electrocatalysis and photocatalysis methods via SACs is summarized.•Challenges...

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Engineering of the microstructures of enzymatic hydrolysis lignin-derived hard carbon anodes for sodium-ion batteries

•LDHCs were prepared by adjusting carbonization temperature to regulate its microstructures.•The LDHC-1200 showed a reversible sodium-ion storage capacity of 284.7 mAh g−1.•LDHC-1200 had the highest...

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Recent advances in Zinc-based chalcogenides for potassium ion batteries

•The electrochemical mechanism of zinc-based chalcogenides in PIBs was concluded.•Pointed out structural design strategies of zinc-based chalcogenides for PIBs.•Summarized the recent advance of zinc-based...

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