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The catalytic valorization of lignin for the production of renewable chemicals.
Biomass is an important feedstock for the renewable production of fuels, chemicals, and energy, and it recently surpassed hydroelectric energy as the largest domestic source of renewable energy.
Structure and reactivity of surface vanadium oxide species on oxide supports
Abstract Supported vanadium oxide catalysts, containing surface vanadia species on oxide supports, are extensively employed as catalysts for many hydrocarbon oxidation reactions. This paper discusses
New insights into the structure and composition of technical lignins: a comparative characterisation study
Detailed insight into the structure and composition of industrial (technical) lignins is needed to devise efficient thermal, bio- or chemocatalytic valorisation strategies. Six such technical lignins
Chemistry, spectroscopy and the role of supported vanadium oxides in heterogeneous catalysis
Abstract Supported vanadium oxide catalysts are active in a wide range of applications. In this review, an overview is given of the current knowledge available about vanadium oxide-based catalysts.
Local Environment and Nature of Cu Active Sites in Zeolite-Based Catalysts for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx
Cu-exchanged zeolites have demonstrated widespread use as catalyst materials in the abatement of NOx, especially from mobile sources. Recent studies focusing on Cu-exchanged zeolites with the CHA
Catalytic dehydrogenation of light alkanes on metals and metal oxides.
The study compares different catalysts in terms of the reaction mechanism and deactivation pathways and catalytic performance, as dehydrogenation for the production of light olefins has become extremely relevant.
Formation, molecular structure, and morphology of humins in biomass conversion: influence of feedstock and processing conditions.
An extensive multiple-technique-based study of the formation, molecular structure, and morphology of humins is presented as a function of sugar feed, the presence of additives, and the applied processing conditions, finding that humins consist of a furan-rich polymer network containing different oxygen functional groups.
Confirmation of Isolated Cu2+ Ions in SSZ-13 Zeolite as Active Sites in NH3-Selective Catalytic Reduction
NH3-Selective Catalytic Reduction (NH3-SCR) is a widely used technology for NOx reduction in the emission control systems of heavy duty diesel vehicles. Copper-based ion exchanged zeolites and in
Glycerol etherification over highly active CaO-based materials: new mechanistic aspects and related colloidal particle formation.
A plausible alternative reaction scheme for glycerol etherification is presented, which considers the facilitation of the hydroxyl leaving process and the stability of the catalytic solids under study was investigated and it was found that colloidal CaO particles can be spontaneously generated during reaction.
Paving the Way for Lignin Valorisation: Recent Advances in Bioengineering, Biorefining and Catalysis
This review provides a “beginning‐to‐end” analysis of the recent advances reported in lignin valorisation, with particular emphasis on the improved understanding of lign in's biosynthesis and structure.