Microwave radiation-assisted synthesis of levulinic acid from microcrystalline cellulose: Application to a melon rind residue

Int J Biol Macromol. 2023 Mar 23:124149. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2023.124149. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The circular economy considers waste to be a new raw material for the development of value-added… Read more

Limited impact of diesel particle filters on road traffic emissions of ultrafine particles

Environ Int. 2023 Mar 21;174:107888. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2023.107888. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Diesel engines are a major contributor to emissions of both Black Carbon (BC) and ultrafine particles. Analysis of… Read more

Equilibrium shift, poisoning prevention, and selectivity enhancement in catalysis via dehydration of polymeric membranes

Nat Commun. 2023 Mar 25;14(1):1673. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-37298-y. ABSTRACT Generation of water as a byproduct in chemical reactions is often detrimental because it lowers the yield of the target product. Although… Read more

The association between anemia and depression in older adults and the role of treating anemia

Brain Behav. 2023 Mar 23:e2973. doi: 10.1002/brb3.2973. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: To investigate the associations between anemia and depression and whether the treatment of anemia modifies the effect… Read more

Modulation of metal species as control point for Ni-catalyzed stereodivergent semihydrogenation of alkynes with water

Nat Commun. 2023 Mar 24;14(1):1655. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-37022-w. ABSTRACT A base-assisted metal species modulation mechanism enables Ni-catalyzed stereodivergent transfer semihydrogenation of alkynes with water, delivering both olefinic isomers smoothly using cheap… Read more

Efficient CO2 methanation using nickel nanoparticles supported mesoporous carbon nitride catalysts

Sci Rep. 2023 Mar 24;13(1):4855. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-31958-1. ABSTRACT The CO2 methanation technique not only gives a solution for mitigating CO2 emissions but can also be used to store and convey… Read more

Methanol electro oxidation on Ni-Pt-CrO/CNFs composite: morphology, structural, and electrochemical characterization

Sci Rep. 2023 Mar 24;13(1):4870. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-31940-x. ABSTRACT In this work, prepared nanoparticle samples of Ni1-xCrx with a fixed ratio of platinum (3%) were synthesized and loaded onto carbon nanofibers,… Read more

Homogeneous base catalyst with high activity and stability for synthesis of dimethyl carbonate by transesterification

RSC Adv. 2023 Mar 21;13(14):9347-9352. doi: 10.1039/d3ra00164d. eCollection 2023 Mar 20. ABSTRACT In the synthesis of dimethyl carbonate (DMC) by transesterification, CH3ONa has been commonly applied as a homogeneous catalyst… Read more

High-temperature solvent-free synthesis of low-molecular-weight organogelators consisting of starch-derived 1,5-anhydro-d-glucitol coupled with fatty acids

RSC Adv. 2023 Mar 21;13(14):9316-9321. doi: 10.1039/d3ra01328f. eCollection 2023 Mar 20. ABSTRACT We previously developed low-molecular-weight organogelators that can gel various types of oils by introducing various fatty acids into… Read more

Impact of reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) mode engine operation in diesel engine powered with B20 blend of waste cooking oil biodiesel

Sci Rep. 2023 Mar 23;13(1):4798. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-31044-6. ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to conduct an experimental assessment of the impact of RCCI (reactivity regulated compression ignition) on the… Read more
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