Pacifichem 2015: Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production

Every five years the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem) becomes the pre-eminent forum for scientists from around the globe to discuss cutting-edge developments in all areas of chemistry. The theme for this year’s conference in Honolulu, Hawaii is Chemical Networking: Building Bridges Across the Pacific, with an emphasis on the collaborative nature of chemistry as a multidisciplinary science and the aim to promote networking with pan-Pacific research groups. The Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production sessions this year will showcase chemists and engineers tackling the world’s energy issues through myriad approaches. The symposia will cover everything from carbon dioxide utilization, heterogeneous catalysts for bio-refining and light harvesting surfaces to microwave green chemistry, fuel cells, hydrogen storage and water splitting, among many others. In this context, we are proud to highlight the groundbreaking work of ACS Publications authors who will be speakers in the sessions. These scientists are pushing boundaries, in order to address the challenges of clean energy conversion, storage and production.

 

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Double-Layer Ionomer Membrane for Improving Fuel Cell Performance

Takashi Mochizuki, Makoto Uchida, Hiroyuki Uchida, Masahiro Watanabe, and Kenji Miyatake

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014 6 (16), 13894-13899

DOI: 10.1021/am503295y

 

ACS Catalysis

Influence of Charge on the Reactivity of Supported Heterogeneous Transition Metal Catalysts

Liang Huang, Bo Han, Yongjie Xi, Robert C. Forrey, and Hansong Cheng

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (8), 4592-4597

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00689

 

Mechanistic Insights into the Reduction of CO2 on Tin Electrodes using in Situ ATR-IR Spectroscopy

Maor F. Baruch, James E. Pander, III, James L. White, and Andrew B. Bocarsly

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (5), 3148-3156

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00402

 

Thermodynamically Leveraged Tandem Catalysis for Ester RC(O)O–R′ Bond Hydrogenolysis. Scope and Mechanism

Tracy L. Lohr, Zhi Li, Rajeev S. Assary, Larry A. Curtiss, and Tobin J. Marks

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (6), 3675-3679

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00950

 

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

Highly Efficient and Selective Transformations of Glycerol Using Reusable Heterogeneous Catalysts

Tomoo Mizugaki, Racha Arundhathi, Takato Mitsudome, Koichiro Jitsukawa, and Kiyotomi Kaneda

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2014 2 (4), 574-578

DOI: 10.1021/sc500006b

 

Ecofriendly Synthesis of Ceria Foam via Carboxymethylcellulose Gelation: Application for the Epoxidation of Chalcone

H. R. Ramananarivo, H. Maati, O. Amadine, K. Abdelouahdi, A. Barakat, D. Ihiawakrim, O. Ersen, Rajender S. Varma, and A. Solhy

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2015 3 (11), 2786-2795

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00662

 

Energy & Fuels

Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Treated Athabasca Oil Sands Processed Waters

John V. Headley, Pardeep Kumar, Ajay Dalai, Kerry M. Peru, Jon Bailey, Dena W. McMartin, Steven M. Rowland, Ryan P. Rodgers, and Alan G. Marshall

Energy & Fuels 2015 29 (5), 2768-2773

DOI: 10.1021/ef502007b

 

Real-Time Monitoring of the Transesterification of Soybean Oil and Methanol by Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

Feng Zhang, Daisuke Adachi, Sriappareddy Tamalampudi, Akihiko Kondo, and Keisuke Tominaga

Energy & Fuels 2013 27 (10), 5957-5961

DOI: 10.1021/ef4012998

 

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Steam Hydrolysis of Poly(bisphenol A carbonate) in a Fluidized Bed Reactor

Guido Grause, Rikard Kärrbrant, Tomohito Kameda, and Toshiaki Yoshioka

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2014 53 (11), 4215-4223

DOI: 10.1021/ie404263a

 

Inorganic Chemistry

Hydricity of an Fe–H Species and Catalytic CO2 Hydrogenation

Henry Fong and Jonas C. Peters

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (11), 5124-5135

DOI: 10.1021/ic502508p

 

Toward Solar-Driven Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction Using Water as an Electron Donor

Shunsuke Sato, Takeo Arai, and Takeshi Morikawa

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (11), 5105-5113

DOI: 10.1021/ic502766g

 

Efficient Photocatalysts for CO2 Reduction

Go Sahara and Osamu Ishitani

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (11), 5096-5104

DOI: 10.1021/ic502675a

 

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Bis-BN Cyclohexane: A Remarkably Kinetically Stable Chemical Hydrogen Storage Material

Gang Chen, Lev N. Zakharov, Mark E. Bowden, Abhijeet J. Karkamkar, Sean M. Whittemore, Edward B. Garner, III, Tanya C. Mikulas, David A. Dixon, Tom Autrey, and Shih-Yuan Liu

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (1), 134-137

DOI: 10.1021/ja511766p

 

Unusual Stability of Acetonitrile-Based Superconcentrated Electrolytes for Fast-Charging Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yuki Yamada, Keizo Furukawa, Keitaro Sodeyama, Keisuke Kikuchi, Makoto Yaegashi, Yoshitaka Tateyama, and Atsuo Yamada

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014 136 (13), 5039-5046

DOI: 10.1021/ja412807w

 

A Half-Reaction Alternative to Water Oxidation: Chloride Oxidation to Chlorine Catalyzed by Silver Ion

Jialei Du, Zuofeng Chen, Chuncheng Chen, and Thomas J. Meyer

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (9), 3193-3196

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b00037

 

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