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  1. Research article

    Production of cellulosic ethanol from steam-exploded Eucalyptus urograndis and sugarcane bagasse at high total solids and low enzyme loadings

    Cellulosic ethanol is one of the most important biotechnological products to mitigate the consumption of fossil fuels and to increase the use of renewable resources for fuels and chemicals. By performing this ...

    Luana M. Chiarello, Carlos Eduardo A. Ramos, Priscila V. Neves and Luiz P. Ramos

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:15

    Published on: 16 September 2016

  2. Research article

    Combined production of biogas and ethanol at high solids loading from wheat straw impregnated with acetic acid: experimental study and techno-economic evaluation

    Production of ethanol and biogas from acetic acid-impregnated steam-pretreated wheat straw was investigated. The solid fraction after pretreatment was used at high solids concentrations to generate ethanol by ...

    Elisabeth Joelsson, Dora Dienes, Krisztina Kovacs, Mats Galbe and Ola Wallberg

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:14

    Published on: 16 August 2016

  3. Review

    Nonribosomal peptides synthetases and their applications in industry

    Nonribosomal peptides are products that fall into the class of secondary metabolites with a diverse properties as toxins, siderophores, pigments, or antibiotics, among others. Unlike other proteins, its biosyn...

    Mario Alberto Martínez-Núñez and Víctor Eric López y López

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:13

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  4. Research article

    Catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of pyrolysis oil over nickel-based catalysts under H2/CO2 atmosphere

    Renewable feedstocks and bio-refinery concepts are the key to a successful transition to a sustainable chemical industry. One conceivable refinery concept is based on pyrolysis oils from biomass, though these ...

    Wolfgang Olbrich, Chiara Boscagli, Klaus Raffelt, Hao Zang, Nicolaus Dahmen and Jörg Sauer

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:9

    Published on: 23 June 2016

  5. Research article

    Biorefinery lignosulfonates as a dispersant for coal water slurry

    Valorization of lignin from biofuel production is the key to developing biorefinery technologies for sustainable and economic utilization of lignocellulosic biomass. Here we present isolating lignosulfonate fr...

    Yanlin Qin, Dongjie Yang, Feng Gu, Xuzhao Li, Wenlong Xiong and J. Y. Zhu

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:5

    Published on: 2 June 2016

  6. Review

    Tools and techniques for solvent selection: green solvent selection guides

    Driven by legislation and evolving attitudes towards environmental issues, establishing green solvents for extractions, separations, formulations and reaction chemistry has become an increasingly important are...

    Fergal P. Byrne, Saimeng Jin, Giulia Paggiola, Tabitha H. M. Petchey, James H. Clark, Thomas J. Farmer, Andrew J. Hunt, C. Robert McElroy and James Sherwood

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:7

    Published on: 23 May 2016

  7. Research article

    Development and characterization of a high-solids deacetylation process

    Dilute-acid pretreatment has proven to be a robust means of converting herbaceous feedstock to fermentable sugars. However, it also releases acetic acid, a known fermentation inhibitor, from acetyl groups pres...

    Joseph Shekiro, Xiaowen Chen, Holly Smith and Melvin P. Tucker

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:6

    Published on: 20 May 2016

  8. Review

    Recent advances in enzyme promiscuity

    Enzyme promiscuity is defined as the capability of an enzyme to catalyze a reaction other than the reaction for which it has been specialized. Although, enzyme is known for its specificity, many enzymes are re...

    Rinkoo Devi Gupta

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:2

    Published on: 2 February 2016

  9. Research article

    Assessing the mutagenicity of protic ionic liquids using the mini Ames test

    Protic ionic liquids (PILs) have been suggested as “greener” alternatives to conventional solvents in various industrial applications. In order to assess their suitability for such purposes, a thorough evaluat...

    Joshua E. S. J. Reid, Neil Sullivan, Lorna Swift, Guy A. Hembury, Seishi Shimizu and Adam J. Walker

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:17

    Published on: 25 November 2015

  10. Research article

    Enhancement of stability of a lipase by subjecting to three phase partitioning (TPP): structures of native and TPP-treated lipase from Thermomyces lanuginosa

    The lipase enzyme converts long chain acyltriglycerides into di- and monoglycerides, glycerol and fatty acids. The catalytic site in lipase is situated deep inside the molecule. It is connected through a tunne...

    Mukesh Kumar, Joyeeta Mukherjee, Mau Sinha, Punit Kaur, Sujata Sharma, Munishwar Nath Gupta and Tej Pal Singh

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:14

    Published on: 24 September 2015

  11. Research article

    Butadiene sulfone as ‘volatile’, recyclable dipolar, aprotic solvent for conducting substitution and cycloaddition reactions

    Butadiene sulfone has been employed as a “volatile”, recyclable dipolar, aprotic solvent in the reaction of benzyl halide with metal azides to form benzyl azide (1) and the subsequent reaction of benzyl azide ...

    Yong Huang, Esteban E. Ureña-Benavides, Afrah J. Boigny, Zachary S. Campbell, Fiaz S. Mohammed, Jason S. Fisk, Bruce Holden, Charles A. Eckert, Pamela Pollet and Charles L. Liotta

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:13

    Published on: 27 August 2015

  12. Research Article

    Multi-step enzyme-organocatalyst C–C bond forming reactions in deep-eutectic-solvents: towards improved performances by organocatalyst design

    Deep eutectic solvents (DES) have recently emerged as promising non-hazardous environmentally-friendly solvents. In this respect, the use of DES as media for multi-step enzyme-organocatalysis (C–C bond formati...

    Christoph R Müller, Andreas Rosen and Pablo Domínguez de María

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:12

    Published on: 12 August 2015

  13. Research article

    Facile approach for the synthesis of rivaroxaban using alternate synthon: reaction, crystallization and isolation in single pot to achieve desired yield, quality and crystal form

    An efficient and high yielding process for the production of impurity free rivaroxaban (1), an anti-coagulant agent using alternate synthon is reported. The key components of the process involve; synthesis of 4-(...

    Anil C Mali, Dattatray G Deshmukh, Divyesh R Joshi, Hitesh D Lad, Priyank I Patel, Vijay J Medhane and Vijayavitthal T Mathad

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:11

    Published on: 13 July 2015

  14. Research article

    Study on the color levelness of silk fabric dyed with vegetable dyes

    At present, customers are more conscious about the quality of clothing items. As a result, it becomes more challenging for the manufacturers to maintain the consistent dyeing quality. Unlevelness is generally ...

    Mohammad Gias Uddin

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:10

    Published on: 7 July 2015

  15. Review

    Recent developments in maleic acid synthesis from bio-based chemicals

    This review paper presents the current state of the art on maleic acid synthesis from biomass-derived chemicals over homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysts. It is based on the most recent publications on the t...

    Robert Wojcieszak, Francesco Santarelli, Sébastien Paul, Franck Dumeignil, Fabrizio Cavani and Renato V Gonçalves

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:9

    Published on: 30 June 2015

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