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The pros and cons of lignin valorisation in an integrated biorefinery
This short critical review outlines possible scenarios for using lignin as a feedstock in a biorefinery environment. We first explain the position of biomass with respect to fossil carbon sources and
Extended structures based on hydrogen bonding and π-π interactions: [synthesis and characterization of two zinc complexes: [Zn(dap)Cl2] and [Zn(dap)2Cl2].
Abstract Two new Zn(II) complexes, [Zn(dap)Cl 2 ] ( 1 ) and [Zn(dap) 2 Cl 2 ] ( 2 ) (dap stands for 2,3-diaminopyridine), were prepared and spectroscopically and crystallographically characterized.
Catalytic cleavage of lignin β-O-4 link mimics using copper on alumina and magnesia–alumina
Copper on γ-alumina and on mixed magnesia–alumina, Cu/MgO–Al2O3, catalyse the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of β-O-4 lignin-type dimers, giving valuable aromatics. The typical selectivity to phenol is as
Long-range magnetic ordering in a TbIII-MoV cyanido-bridged quasi-one-dimensional complex.
The N,Obidentate chelate binding of pyrazine-2-carboxamide (pzam) combined with the ability of NH2 groups to act as effective electron acceptors towards oxygen to form hydrogen-bonding networks may help in the construction of extended structures and may enhance and improve their bulk magnetic properties.
Separation of actinides and lanthanides: crystal and molecular structures of N,N ′-bis(3,5-di- t -butylsalicylidene)-4,5-dimethyl-1,2-phenylenediamine and its uranium complex
The preparation of the tetradentate dianionic ligand N,N ′-bis(3,5-di- t -butylsalicylidene)-4,5-dimethyl-1,2-phenylenediamine [H 2 L] is described, together with the corresponding uranium complex
Role of additives in cobalt-mediated oxidative crosslinking of alkyd resins
Abstract Spectroscopic and chromatographic studies have been carried out to investigate the interaction between bis(acetylacetonato)cobalt(II) and pyrazole ligands as possible anti-skinning
Rationalization of the lanthanide-ion-driven magnetic properties in a series of 4f-5d cyano-bridged chains.
The association into molecular and supramolecular architectures is analyzed by means of energy decomposition subsequent to the DFT calculations on idealized molecular models extracted from the experimental chain structure.
Cytotoxic activity and cellular processing in human ovarian carcinoma cell lines of a new platinum(II) compound containing a fluorescent substituted propylene diamine ligand.
The results suggest that cis-[Pt(bapda)Cl2] is not susceptible to the inactivation by GSH, and interactions of this new platinum(II) compound with calf thymus DNA strongly suggests that it intercalates between the DNA base pairs.
A copper(II) chain compound with hydrogenphosphate bridges organized in a double-chain structure. Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of [Cu(1,10-phenanthroline)(μ-HPO4)(H2O)2]n
Abstract A new Cu(II) chain compound, [Cu(1,10-phenanthroline)(μ-HPO 4 )(H 2 O) 2 ] n 1 has been synthesized hydrothermally and structurally characterized by elemental analysis, IR, EPR spectrum and