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 %

Dealkylation of lignin to phenol via oxidation–hydrogenation strategy
We herein propose a "cutting tail" methodology to produce phenol from lignin, which is achieved by combining Ru/CeO2 catalyst and CuCl2 oxidant via an oxidation–hydrogenation route. Phenol was obtained from separated poplar lignin with 13 wt % yield.

Photocatalytic cleavage of C–C bond in lignin models under visible light on mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride through π-π stacking interaction
We herein report a mild photocatalytic oxidative strategy for C–C bond cleavage of lignin β-O-4 and β-1 linkages using a mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride catalyst. Identifications by solid-state NMR techniques and density functional theory (DFT) calculations indicate that π–π stacking interactions are most likely present between the flexible carbon nitride surface and lignin model molecule.