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Innovative Strategies in the Production of Renewable Green Chemicals

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2021) | Viewed by 334

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Guest Editor
Université de Technologie de Compiègne, ESCOM, TIMR (Integrated Transformations of Renewable Matter), Centre de recherche Royallieu, CS 60319-60203 Compiègne, CEDEX, France
Interests: organic and supramolecular chemistry; polymers and surface modifications; green chemistry and nanosciences

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Integrated Transformations of Renewable Matter Laboratory (EA TIMR 4297 UTC-ESCOM), Université de Technologie de Compiègne, rue du Dr Schweitzer, 60200 Compiègne, France
Interests: green chemistry; catalysis; alternative technologies (microwave, ultrasound, ball milling, continuous flow, reactive extrusion, 3D printing, etc.); preparation of biobased materials; composites; nanomaterials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Among the twelve bio-based top-platform molecules, generally, a great number of these compounds were simply obtained by catalytic and direct chemical transformations of polysaccharides, sugars and polyols by means of well-known reactions (hydrolysis, dehydration, oxidation, reduction, hydrodeoxygenation, amination and so on). However, all chemicals are almost exclusively made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms, but some compounds include nitrogen atoms in their structure.

In the recent decades, only a small number of research articles have reported on the production of heteroatoms containing derivatives of the current platform molecules such as 4-bromomethylfurfural or other useful furanic compounds. The scope of this Special Issue will focus on the rapid conversion and one-pot multi-step synthesis of molecules furnished by lignocellulosic biomass. As the main objective, the present Special Issue intends to collect and summarize new and recent methodologies for the production of original bio-based molecules. Of course, these molecules could be synthesized for various identified purposes as follows: synthetic building blocks, solvents, additives, surfactants, monomers, etc.

The production of these molecules could be carried out by employing one or more of the current alternative techniques (combined or not) such as micro-wave heating, ball-milling or mechano-chemical reactions, ultrasound treatment, photochemical, enzymatic, and catalytic continuous flow. Articles describing the employment of eco-friendly alternative solvents such as deep eutectic solvents or supercritical CO2 would be greatly appreciated. If possible, the nature of the heteroatom will not be limited to sulfur, nitrogen, phosphorous and the halogens.

Dr. Frederic Delbecq
Prof. Dr. Erwann Guénin
Guest Editors

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  • heteroatoms
  • biomass conversion
  • platform molecules
  • alternative techniques
  • catalysis
  • monomer
  • solvent
  • additive
  • building block

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