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  1. Commentary

    Biocatalysis for biomass valorization

    Biocatalysis is a more sustainable alternative to chemical catalysis. While trying to obtain value added products from a biomass, looking beyond lignocelluloses (e.g.: marine polysaccharides, plant gums) may p...

    Joyeeta Mukherjee and Munishwar Nath Gupta

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:7

    Published on: 18 June 2015

  2. Research article

    Enhanced production of fructose ester by biocatalyzed continuous flow process

    Fatty acid sugar esters are non-toxic, odorless, non-irritanting surfactants. They can be synthesized by renewable resources and are completely biodegradable in aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Their applicat...

    Felipe K Sutili, Halliny S Ruela, Daniel De O Nogueira, Ivana CR Leal, Leandro SM Miranda and Rodrigo OMA De Souza

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:6

    Published on: 7 May 2015

  3. Commentary

    An astute synthesis of locked nucleic acid monomers

    Novel attributes of Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) makes it preferable over most of the other classes of modified nucleic acid analogues and therefore, it has been extensively explored in different synthetic oligon...

    Vivek K Sharma, Pallavi Rungta, Vipin K Maikhuri and Ashok K Prasad

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:2

    Published on: 4 March 2015

  4. Review

    The biochemistry behind biopesticide efficacy

    Biopesticides have the potential to play an important role in sustainable, environmentally safe pest control. A diverse range of biopesticides employ chemical modes of action. This review explores three such b...

    Michelle Hubbard, Russell K Hynes, Martin Erlandson and Karen L Bailey

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:18

    Published on: 28 November 2014

  5. Research article

    GreenCaps: towards solid curing agents for sustainable polyurethane foams

    Testing and further investigation of organosilica microspheres functionalized with aqueous glycerol as solid curing agents for polyurethane (PU) foams confirms the potential of these materials to cure better a...

    Rosaria Ciriminna, Ana C Marques, João C Bordado, Aster de Schrijver and Mario Pagliaro

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:24

    Published on: 22 November 2014

  6. Review

    High performance green barriers based on nanocellulose

    With the increasing environmental concerns such as sustainability and end-of-life disposal challenges, materials derived from renewable resources such as nanocellulose have been strongly advocated as potential...

    Sandeep S Nair, JY Zhu, Yulin Deng and Arthur J Ragauskas

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:23

    Published on: 7 November 2014

  7. Review

    Recent advances on biobutanol production

    Recent studies have shown that butanol is a potential gasoline replacement that can also be blended in significant quantities with conventional diesel fuel. However, biotechnological production of butanol has ...

    Luiz J Visioli, Heveline Enzweiler, Raquel C Kuhn, Marcio Schwaab and Marcio A Mazutti

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:15

    Published on: 19 June 2014

  8. Research article

    Nano Cu-catalyzed efficient and selective reduction of nitroarenes under combined microwave and ultrasound irradiation

    In situ preparation of copper nanoparticles from a copper acetate precursor and its application as an efficient catalyst for the selective reduction of aromatic nitro compounds with hydrazine hydrate under combin...

    Huangdi Feng, Yuan Li, Shengji Lin, Erik V Van der Eycken and Gonghua Song

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:14

    Published on: 18 June 2014

  9. Research article

    Immobilization of commercial inulinase on alginate–chitosan beads

    The commercial inulinase obtained from Aspergillus niger was effectively immobilized on alginate-chitosan beads which were hardened with glutaraldehyde. The immobilization conditions were studied using Plackett &...

    Juliano Missau, Amir J Scheid, Edson L Foletto, Sergio L Jahn, Marcio A Mazutti and Raquel C Kuhn

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:13

    Published on: 27 May 2014

  10. Research article

    Combined sodium hydroxide and ammonium hydroxide pretreatment of post-biogas digestion dairy manure fiber for cost effective cellulosic bioethanol production

    The current higher manufacturing cost of biofuels production from lignocellulosics hinders the commercial process development. Although many approaches for reducing the manufacturing cost of cellulosic biofuel...

    Sasikumar Elumalai, Aicardo Roa- Espinosa, John L Markley and Troy M Runge

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:12

    Published on: 20 May 2014

  11. Research article

    Unraveling the structural characteristics of lignin in hydrothermal pretreated fibers and manufactured binderless boards from Eucalyptus grandis

    Eucalyptus grandis is one of the most abundant biomass from plantation in many parts of the world. The binderless board were manufactured from hydrothermal pretreated fibers of Eucalyptus wood and characterized f...

    Ling-Ping Xiao, Zhi Lin, Wan-Xi Peng, Tong-Qi Yuan, Feng Xu, Nian-Chun Li, Qing-Song Tao, Hang Xiang and Run-Cang Sun

    Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:9

    Published on: 11 April 2014

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