Special Issue "Catalysis of Biomass-Derived Molecules"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
The new challenges of the 21st century are important for society. Indeed, future generations will face several dilemmas: (i) the decreasing of resources, food and water associated with an increasing population; (ii) decreasing fossil fuel resources combined with increasing energy demand. In this perspective, the concept of biorefineries and the development of renewable resources, such as biomass and waste, are considered as promising alternatives to replace the products issued from fossil resources. From the biomass (lignocellulose, hemicellulose, oil, etc.) and in accordance with the principles of green chemistry and sustainable development, the production of molecule platforms (furfural, hydroxymethylfurfural, glycerol, etc.) allows interest in the industrial sector in the field of polymers, energy materials, and so on.
The aim of this Special Issue is to cover promising recent research and novel trends in the field of (i) novel catalytic reactions (homogeneous, heterogeneous, and enzymatic, as well as their combinations) applied to bio-based compounds or using bio-based reagents, either in a sequential way or in a one-pot combined synthesis; (ii) novel catalytic reactions (homogeneous, heterogeneous and enzymatic as well as their combinations) using green solvents (e.g., water, ionic liquids, deep eutectic, critical fluids, etc.); and (iii) new ambitious technologies using flow chemistry, enzymes, microwaves, microreactors, nanocatalysts, and, more remarkably, novel combinations of these technologies.
Prof. Dr. Christophe Len
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- green chemistry
- chemical catalysis
- enzymatic catalysis
- alternative technologies
- continuous flow
- green solvent