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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. As of 2005, over 3% of the total energy consumption in the United States was supplied by biomass, andExpand
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Paving the Way for Lignin Valorisation: Recent Advances in Bioengineering, Biorefining and Catalysis
Abstract Lignin is an abundant biopolymer with a high carbon content and high aromaticity. Despite its potential as a raw material for the fuel and chemical industries, lignin remains the most poorlyExpand
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New trends for metal complexes with anticancer activity.
Medicinal inorganic chemistry can exploit the unique properties of metal ions for the design of new drugs. This has, for instance, led to the clinical application of chemotherapeutic agents forExpand
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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 ligninsExpand
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Formation, molecular structure, and morphology of humins in biomass conversion: influence of feedstock and processing conditions.
Neither the routes through which humin byproducts are formed, nor their molecular structure have yet been unequivocally established. A better understanding of the formation and physicochemicalExpand
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CoMo sulfide-catalyzed hydrodeoxygenation of lignin model compounds: An extended reaction network for the conversion of monomeric and dimeric substrates
In the present work, extensive hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) studies with a commercial sulfided CoMo/Al2O3 catalyst were performed on a library of ligninmodel compounds at 50 bar hydrogen pressure and 300Expand
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Chemocatalytic conversion of ethanol into butadiene and other bulk chemicals.
The development of new and improved processes for the synthesis of bio-based chemicals is one of the scientific challenges of our time. These new discoveries are not only important from anExpand
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Carbon Nanofiber Supported Transition‐Metal Carbide Catalysts for the Hydrodeoxygenation of Guaiacol
Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) studies over carbon nanofiber‐supported (CNF) W2C and Mo2C catalysts were performed on guaiacol, a prototypical substrate to evaluate the potential of a catalyst forExpand
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Organometallic half-sandwich iridium anticancer complexes.
The low-spin 5d(6) Ir(III) organometallic half-sandwich complexes [(η(5)-Cp(x))Ir(XY)Cl](0/+), Cp(x) = Cp*, tetramethyl(phenyl)cyclopentadienyl (Cp(xph)), or tetramethyl(biphenyl)cyclopentadienylExpand
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