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  1. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:15

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:14

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  3. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Mario Alberto Martínez-Núñez and Víctor Eric López y López

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:13

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Rubber seed oil (RSO) derived from rubber seeds is considered a promising plant oil. However, subsequent biodiesel synthesis from RSO was reported to be difficult due to the high acidity of the oil. Detailed s...

    Authors: Muhammad Yusuf Abduh, Robert Manurung and Hero Jan Heeres

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:12

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Agricultural residues, such as wheat straw, are feasible substrates for ethanol fermentation provided that pentoses and hexoses can be converted efficiently. Separate hydrolysis and cofermentation (SHCF) const...

    Authors: Fredrik Nielsen, Guido Zacchi, Mats Galbe and Ola Wallberg

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:10

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:9

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The ACS Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable was formed in 2005 to encourage the incorporation of green chemistry techniques into the synthetic pathways of pharmaceuticals. Through this initiati...

    Authors: Brian M. Agee, Gene Mullins and Daniel J. Swartling

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:8

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:5

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  9. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:7

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:6

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  11. Content type: Mini Review

    The adequacy of an organism to the environment depends in part on its ability to modify its repertoire of cellular components, such as transporters, regulatory proteins and metabolic enzymes. In this review we...

    Authors: Mario Alberto Martínez-Núñez and Ernesto Pérez-Rueda

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:3

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  12. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Rinkoo Devi Gupta

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:2

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Fatty acids from vegetable oils are useful building blocks for industrial materials. The purpose of this work was to prepare erucic acid with high purity from a vegetable oil. High purity erucic acid is used f...

    Authors: Natalia Volkova, Xueyuan Li, Li-Hua Zhu and Patrick Adlercreutz

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2016 4:1

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:17

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Alcohols are widely used, and sometimes renewable, reagents but the hydroxyl moiety is a relatively poor leaving group under mild conditions. Direct nucleophilic substitution of alcohols is a desirable reactio...

    Authors: Chad F. Petten, Hassan A. Kalviri and Francesca M. Kerton

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:16

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Miscanthus is a major bioenergy crop in Europe and a potential feedstock for second generation biofuels. The most efficient and realistic method to produce fermentable sugars from lign...

    Authors: Zongyuan Zhu, Duncan J. Macquarrie, Rachael Simister, Leonardo D. Gomez and Simon J. McQueen-Mason

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:15

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:14

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:13

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Christoph R Müller, Andreas Rosen and Pablo Domínguez de María

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:12

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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-(...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:11

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  21. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:9

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  22. Content type: Research article

    5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), an important biobased platform chemical, is accessible by the acid catalysed conversion of biopolymers containing hexoses (cellulose, starch, inulin) and monomeric sugars derived...

    Authors: B A Fachri, R M Abdilla, C B Rasrendra and H J Heeres

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:8

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Joyeeta Mukherjee and Munishwar Nath Gupta

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:7

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:6

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In this paper, we report for the first time a one-pot reaction enabling total transformation of lactic acid to acetic acid over a Mo-V-Nb mixed oxide catalyst having an optimal atomic ratio 19:5:1. The mechani...

    Authors: Samadhan Lomate, Benjamin Katryniok, Franck Dumeignil and Sébastien Paul

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:5

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  26. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:2

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Carbamate esters represent an important class of organic compounds which find wide application in chemical industry. Classical procedures for the preparation of carbamates are based on the reaction with a very...

    Authors: Magdalena Litwinowicz and Jacek Kijeński

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2015 3:1

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Silica-based microspheres encapsulating aqueous glycerol are promising curing agents affording the formation of better one-component polyurethane foams, namely thermoset polymers cured by atmospheric moisture ...

    Authors: Rosaria Ciriminna, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Rosa La Mattina and Mario Pagliaro

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:26

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  29. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:18

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:24

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  31. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:23

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Reducing the energy used in an ethanol plant is an important step towards reducing both the cost and environmental impact of the process. Pinch technology was used to analyze the energy utilization and to inve...

    Authors: Elisabeth Joelsson, Mats Galbe and Ola Wallberg

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:20

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Due to the depletion of fossil fuel energy sources, new alternative energy sources are becoming prevalent in our society. Biodiesel has been recognized as an attractive replacement for depleting energy sources...

    Authors: Brian M Agee, Gene Mullins and Daniel J Swartling

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:21

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass, in particular xylose, is currently of great concern, given the abundance of this sugar in the world, because Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is widely used for ...

    Authors: Prihardi Kahar and Shuzo Tanaka

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:17

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  35. Content type: Research article

    L-asparaginases (E.C.3.5.1.1, L-ASNases) are successfully used as anti-neoplastic agents in the chemotherapy of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and therefore are of high interest for the medical and scienti...

    Authors: Christos S Karamitros and Nikolaos E Labrou

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:16

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  36. Content type: Review

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:15

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:14

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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 &...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:13

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:12

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Sustainable Chemical Processes 2014 2:9

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