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Transition metal catalysis in confined spaces

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00192C, Review ArticleStefan H. A. M. Leenders, Rafael Gramage-Doria, Bas de Bruin, Joost N. H. Reek
This review discusses different strategies to provide transition metal catalysts with a second coordination sphere and the effect this has in catalysis.
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Hyperbranched polymer vesicles: from self-assembly, characterization, mechanisms, and properties to applications

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00274A, Tutorial ReviewWenfeng Jiang, Yongfeng Zhou, Deyue Yan
This tutorial review summarizes the first 10 years of work on hyperbranched polymer vesicles from syntheses, self-assembly, and properties to applications.
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Biodegradable stimuli-responsive polypeptide materials prepared by ring opening polymerization

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00271G, Tutorial ReviewYong Shen, Xiaohui Fu, Wenxin Fu, Zhibo Li
This tutorial review summarizes the most recent progress in stimuli-responsive polypeptides over the past decade.
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Light upconverting core-shell nanostructures: nanophotonic control for emerging applications

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00170B, Review ArticleGuanying Chen, Hans Agren, Tymish Y. Ohulchanskyy, Paras N. Prasad
Nanophotonic control of light upconversion in the hierarchical core-shell nanostructures, their biomedical, solar energy and security encoding applications were reviewed.
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Recent advances in controlled synthesis of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides via vapour deposition techniques

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00256C, Review ArticleYumeng Shi, Henan Li, Lain-Jong Li
This review describes recent progress in the synthesis of transition metal dichalcogenides via vapour deposition methods with the control of the layer number and band gap energy.
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Catalytic fast pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7594-7623
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60414D, Review ArticleChangjun Liu, Huamin Wang, Ayman M. Karim, Junming Sun, Yong Wang
We summarize the development of catalysts and provide the current understanding of the chemistry for catalytic fast pyrolysis of lignocelluloses biomass.
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Engineering nanointerfaces for nanocatalysis

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7870-7886
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60389J, Review ArticleZhi-cheng Zhang, Biao Xu, Xun Wang
We focus on recent advances in the delicate design of well-defined nanointerfaces to promote nanocatalysis towards renewable energy.
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Mesoporous materials for clean energy technologies

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7681-7717
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60435G, Review ArticleNoemi Linares, Ana M. Silvestre-Albero, Elena Serrano, Joaquin Silvestre-Albero, Javier Garcia-Martinez
The development of controlled mesoporosity unlocks new opportunities in clean energy technologies by providing better accessibility, a higher surface area and better dispersion of the active phase.
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Zeolites as catalysts in oil refining

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7548-7561
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60394F, Tutorial ReviewAna Primo, Hermenegildo Garcia
This tutorial review describes the general properties of zeolites and their prevalent role as heterogeneous catalysts in oil refining.
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Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production from biomass derivatives and water

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7581-7593
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60392J, Tutorial ReviewXihong Lu, Shilei Xie, Hao Yang, Yexiang Tong, Hongbing Ji
Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production from renewable biomass derivatives and water is a promising approach to produce green chemical fuels.
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Catalysis for biomass and CO2 use through solar energy: opening new scenarios for a sustainable and low-carbon chemical production

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7562-7580
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60396B, Tutorial ReviewPaola Lanzafame, Gabriele Centi, Siglinda Perathoner
The use of biomass, bio-waste and CO2 derived raw materials, the latter synthesized using H2 produced using renewable energy sources, opens new scenarios to develop a sustainable and low carbon chemical production.
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Dehydration, dehydrogenation, and condensation of alcohols on supported oxide catalysts based on cyclic (WO3)3 and (MoO3)3 clusters

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7664-7680
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60445D, Review ArticleRoger Rousseau, David A. Dixon, Bruce D. Kay, Zdenek Dohnalek
The review summarizes recent synthesis and reactivity studies of model oxide catalysts prepared by the deposition of gas phase cyclic (WO3)3 and (MoO3)3 clusters.
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Ionic liquid-based green processes for energy production

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7838-7869
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60409H, Review ArticleSuojiang Zhang, Jian Sun, Xiaochun Zhang, Jiayu Xin, Qingqing Miao, Jianji Wang
We review ionic liquid-based processes in the renewable energy field, including CO2 conversion, biomass conversion, solar energy and energy storage.
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A review of dry (CO2) reforming of methane over noble metal catalysts

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7813-7837
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60395D, Review ArticleDevendra Pakhare, James Spivey
This extensive review covers wide range of aspects helpful for efficiently designing a natural gas reforming catalyst.
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Controllable fabrication of nanostructured materials for photoelectrochemical water splitting via atomic layer deposition

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7469-7484
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60370A, Tutorial ReviewTuo Wang, Zhibin Luo, Chengcheng Li, Jinlong Gong
This review describes the current status of rational design and fabrication of nanostructured materials for photoelectrochemical solar water splitting via atomic layer deposition techniques.
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Alkane activation on crystalline metal oxide surfaces

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7536-7547
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60420A, Tutorial ReviewJason F. Weaver, Can Hakanoglu, Abbin Antony, Aravind Asthagiri
Late transition-metal oxide surfaces that expose coordinatively-unsaturated metal atoms promote the formation and bond activation of alkane [sigma]-complexes.
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Molecular artificial photosynthesis

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7501-7519
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60405E, Tutorial ReviewSerena Berardi, Samuel Drouet, Laia Francas, Carolina Gimbert-Surinach, Miguel Guttentag, Craig Richmond, Thibaut Stoll, Antoni Llobet
Artificial photosynthesis involves transforming water and CO2 into O2 and carbohydrates: a challenging task for bioinspired renewable energy conversion schemes.
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Earth-abundant cocatalysts for semiconductor-based photocatalytic water splitting

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7787-7812
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60425J, Review ArticleJingrun Ran, Jun Zhang, Jiaguo Yu, Mietek Jaroniec, Shi Zhang Qiao
Active and robust cocatalysts constructed from earth-abundant elements greatly contribute to the highly efficient, stable and cost-effective photocatalytic water splitting.
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New advances in the use of infrared absorption spectroscopy for the characterization of heterogeneous catalytic reactions

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7624-7663
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60374A, Review ArticleFrancisco Zaera
Infrared absorption spectroscopy is perhaps the most versatile and informative spectroscopy available for the characterization of catalysts and catalytic reactions.
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Recent advances in semiconductors for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting

24 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7520-7535
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60378D, Tutorial ReviewTakashi Hisatomi, Jun Kubota, Kazunari Domen
This tutorial review covers the fundamental aspects of and recent advances in photocatalytic and PEC water splitting under visible light.
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