Visible-light-driven coproduction of diesel precursors and hydrogen from lignocellulose-derived methylfurans
We demonstrate the coproduction of H2 and diesel fuel precursors from lignocellulose-derived methylfurans via acceptorless dehydrogenative C−C coupling, using a Ru-doped ZnIn2S4 catalyst and driven by visible light. With this chemistry, up to 1.04 g gcatalyst−1 h−1 of diesel fuel precursors (~41% of which are precursors of branched-chain alkanes) are produced with selectivity higher than 96%, together with 6.0 mmol gcatalyst−1 h−1 of H2.

Selective production of phase-separable product from a mixture of biomass-derived aqueous oxygenates
Selective conversion of an aqueous solution of mixed oxygenates produced by biomass fermentation to a value-added single product is pivotal for commercially viable biomass utilization. Herein, we present a strategy capable of transforming ~70% of carbon i

Prof. Jie Fu has given a lecture
Time: 2018-12-25
Prof. Jie Fu has given a lecture titled “Efficient fuels and chemicals production from biomass” on December 25, 2018.

Prof. Hasan Jameel has given a lecture
Time: 2018-11-06
Prof. Hasan Jameel has given a lecture titled "Development of an economically viable biorefinery by upgrading the value of the lignin residue".

Prof. Hou-min Chang has given a lecture
Time: 2018-11-06
Prof. Hou-min Chang has given a lecture titled "Biphenyl structure and its impact on the macromolecular structure of lignin".

Huifang Liu got her doctoral degree
Time: 2018-11-02
Huifang Liu got her doctoral degree on November 2nd, 2018. Congratulation!

Low-carbon roadmap of chemical production: A case study of ethylene in China
The increasing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are primarily driven by the rapid expansion of energy-intensive sectors such as the chemical industry. This work selects ethylene as a model study to represent the low-carbon roadmap of chemical production.

The synthesis of quinazolinones from olefins, CO and amines over heterogeneous Ru-clusters/ceria catalyst
A novel synthetic approach has now been developed to produce quinazolinones from olefins, CO, and amines over heterogeneous Ru‐clusters/ceria catalyst in the absence of acids, bases, and oxidants. Furthermore, H2O is generated as the only by‐product. A series of quinazolinones with aromatic or non‐aromatic substituents can be obtained in yields of up to 99 %