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Engineering nanointerfaces for nanocatalysis

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

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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Oxygen electrocatalysts in metal-air batteries: from aqueous to nonaqueous electrolytes

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7746-7786
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60248F, Review ArticleZhong-Li Wang, Dan Xu, Ji-Jing Xu, Xin-Bo Zhang
The status and challenges of oxygen electrocatalysts in aqueous Zn-air and nonaqueous Li-air batteries are comparably reviewed.
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Cathodic catalysts in bioelectrochemical systems for energy recovery from wastewater

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7718-7745
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60130G, Review ArticleXian-Wei Liu, Wen-Wei Li, Han-Qing Yu
This review introduces the properties, challenges and new opportunities of various cathodic catalysts including electrocatalysts, photoelectrocatalysts and bioelectrocatalysts in BES.
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Catalysis for production of renewable energy

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7466-7468
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90084G, EditorialJinlong Gong, Rafael Luque
Guest editors Jinlong Gong and Rafael Luque introduce the Catalysis for Production of Renewable Energy themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
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Lignin depolymerisation strategies: towards valuable chemicals and fuels

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7485-7500
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00235K, Tutorial ReviewChunping Xu, Rick Arneil D. Arancon, Jalel Labidi, Rafael Luque
Research on lignin deconstruction has recently become the center of interest for scientists and companies worldwide, racing towards harvesting fossil-fuel like aromatic compounds which are so durably put together by plants as products of millions of years of evolution.
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Review of old chemistry and new catalytic advances in the on-purpose synthesis of butadiene

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7917-7953
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00105B, Review ArticleEkaterina V. Makshina, Michiel Dusselier, Wout Janssens, Jan Degreve, Pierre A. Jacobs, Bert F. Sels
This review covers old and recent catalytic achievements in the field of on-purpose synthesis of butadiene from a biomass-related feedstock, covering discussions on the various feedstock possibilities, thermodynamics, reaction conditions, reaction paths and catalyst development.
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Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable biodiesel production via esterification and transesterification

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7887-7916
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00189C, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Adam F. Lee, James A. Bennett, Jinesh C. Manayil, Karen Wilson
Low temperature catalytic conversion of triglycerides and fatty acids sourced from renewable feedstocks represents a key enabling technology for the sustainable production of biodiesel through energy efficient, intensified processes.
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