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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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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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Major challenges and recent advances in characterizing biomass thermochemical reactions

•Thermochemical conversion reactions of biomass are of great complexity and diversity.•Thermal analysis techniques vary with the sample loading and heating methods.•Each analysis reactor has its advantages...

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Functionalized lignin nanoparticles prepared by high shear homogenization for all green and barrier-enhanced paper packaging

•Significantly improves the water and oil repellency of the paper and reduces the water vapor transmission rate.•Lignin nanoparticles were prepared by a simple method.•Enhanced barrier properties using...

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Recent Advancements in the Synthesis, Functionalization, and Utilization of Cellulose Nanocrystals

•The main preparation methods of cellulose nanocrystals are introduced.•The modification method of cellulose nanocrystals was described.•The main applications of CNCs and their contributions in improving...

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Biochemical, functional and antioxidant dynamics potential of higher fungi cultivated on agro-industrial residues. Part I: Cultures on media supplemented with yeast extract, gypsum and commodity vegetable oils

•WS and BOS supplementation had a positive impact on the composition of Pleurotus ostreatus and Pleurotus eryngii.•The nutritional value of mushrooms was comparable between first and second flush mushrooms.•The...

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"Green Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles: Eco-Friendly Advancements for Biomedical Marvels"

•ZnO nanoparticles are a new and developing nanomaterial in the biomedical arena.•Eco-friendly and economical ZnO NPs produced by the green synthesis method.•Plant extracts, enzymes, and microbes act...

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Effect of Epoxy Macromolecules as Interfacial Mediators on the Microstructure and Physical Properties of Styrene Butadiene Rubber/ Talcum Powder Composites

•Spray-drying method simplifies inorganic filler modification process.•(2) Poly (isoprene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) significantly promote the interfacial interactions between SBR and talcum powder.•An...

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Biochemical, functional and antioxidant potential of higher fungi cultivated on agro-industrial residues. Part II: Cultures on mixtures of spent mushroom substrates and mushroom cropping by-products

•Agro-industrial waste such as SMSs and PW used as substrates for second-cycle crops of P. ostreatus and P. eryngii mushrooms enhanced their nutritional value.•The high nutritional value was maintained...

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Research progress of MOF electrochromic materials

•Summarize the principle of MOF color change•Summarized the current problems in MOF electrochromism•Analyzed the current ligand types in the field of MOF electrochromism•Prospects and challenges for...

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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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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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