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Worldwide innovations in the development of carbon capture technologies and the utilization of CO2
While Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies are being developed with the focus of capturing and storing CO2 in huge quantities, new methods for the chemical exploitation of carbon dioxideExpand
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Genetic and biochemical insights into the itaconate pathway of Ustilago maydis enable enhanced production.
The Ustilaginaceae family of smut fungi, especially Ustilago maydis, gained biotechnological interest over the last years, amongst others due to its ability to naturally produce the versatileExpand
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Selective and flexible transformation of biomass-derived platform chemicals by a multifunctional catalytic system.
The limitation of fossil resources and the global efforts to reduce anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions demand innovative strategies for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals fromExpand
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Carbon dioxide (CO2) as sustainable feedstock for polyurethane production
A dream comes true: tailor-made polyethercarbonate polyols are synthesised from propylene oxide and CO2. Molecular weight and functionality of these polyethercarbonate polyols are controlled by theExpand
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Salt-assisted organic-acid-catalyzed depolymerization of cellulose
Dicarboxylic acids (e.g. oxalic and maleic acid) are able to depolymerize cellulose, producing oligomers and glucose. However, to reach efficient organic-acid-catalyzed performances with crystallineExpand
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Chemical technologies for exploiting and recycling carbon dioxide into the value chain.
While experts in various fields discuss the potential of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies, the utilization of carbon dioxide as chemical feedstock is also attracting renewed and rapidlyExpand
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From biomass to feedstock: one-step fractionation of lignocellulose components by the selective organic acid-catalyzed depolymerization of hemicellulose in a biphasic system
A concept for a highly integrated fractionation of lignocellulose in its main components (cellulose-pulp, soluble hemicellulose sugars and lignin) is described, based on the selective catalyticExpand
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Continuous-flow hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to pure formic acid using an integrated scCO2 process with immobilized catalyst and base.
Dual role for CO(2): Pure formic acid can be obtained continuously by hydrogenation of CO(2) in a single processing unit. An immobilized ruthenium organometallic catalyst and a nonvolatile base in anExpand
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Iron-catalyzed furfural production in biobased biphasic systems: from pure sugars to direct use of crude xylose effluents as feedstock.
Selective catalytic routes for processing the carbohydrate fractions of lignocellulose to deliver valuable platform chemicals are important and challenging paths for biomass valorization. A key stepExpand
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Green chemistry: Designed to dissolve
Many solvents are unpleasant but essential industrial chemicals. Supercritical carbon dioxide would be a viable ‘green’ alternative but its use has been restricted by its limited solvent power. ThisExpand
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