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Virtual Special Issue: Hydrogen Transfer Strategies for Biomass Valorization

Transfer hydrogenation and other hydrogen-neutral processes are finding increasing application as mild and selective routes to valorization of biomass. The design of economically viable biorefinery processes necessitates the development of such mild and selective routes to the valorization of all biomass components, especially the most challenging ones such as lignin. Across numerous contributions, this VSI provides a timely snapshot of the design and development of elegant catalytic hydrogen-neutral routes that embrace homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, and which will likely seed further developments towards the design of economically viable biorefineries.

Read the Editorial by Adelina Voutchkova (George Washington University), Guest Editor and Early Career Board member, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.


Sequential Catalytic Modification of the Lignin α-Ethoxylated β-O-4 Motif To Facilitate C–O Bond Cleavage by Ruthenium-Xantphos Catalyzed Hydrogen Transfer

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 71, 4, 12105-12116
DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01193
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Transfer Hydrogenation with Glycerol as H-Donor: Catalyst Activation, Deactivation and Homogeneity

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 71, 9, 15845-15853
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00228
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Carbonyl Reduction and Biomass: A Case Study of Sustainable Catalysis

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 71, 2, 10182-10197
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00811
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Primary Benzylamines by Efficient N-Alkylation of Benzyl Alcohols Using Commercial Ni Catalysts and Easy-to-Handle Ammonia Sources

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 71, 3, 11267-11274
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00619
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Aqueous-Phase Glycerol Catalysis and Kinetics with in Situ Hydrogen Formation

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 71, 3, 11323-11333
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00807
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Transfer Hydrogenation of Methyl and Ethyl Levulinate Promoted by a ZrO2 Catalyst: Comparison of Batch vs Continuous Gas-Flow Conditions

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 71, 1, 9937-9947
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00778
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Quasi-Catalytic Approach to N-Unprotected Lactams via Transfer Hydro-amination/Cyclization of Biobased Keto Acids

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 71, 2, 10207-10213
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00412
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Selective Transfer Hydrogenation of Biomass-Based Furfural and 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural over Hydrotalcite-Derived Copper Catalysts Using Methanol as a Hydrogen Donor

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5, 7, 5982-5993
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00778
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Formation and Fate of Carboxylic Acids in the Lignin-First Biorefining of Lignocellulose via H-Transfer Catalyzed by Raney Ni

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 10, 13408-13419
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b03190
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Continuous Flow Conversion of Biomass-Derived Methyl Levulinate into γ-Valerolactone Using Functional Metal Organic Frameworks

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 5, 6746-6752
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b00549
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Efficient Synthesis of Furfuryl Alcohol from H2-Hydrogenation/Transfer Hydrogenation of Furfural Using Sulfonate Group Modified Cu Catalyst

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5, 3, 2172-2180
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b02343
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Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenolysis of Lignin-Derived Aromatic Ethers Promoted by Bimetallic Pd/Ni Systems

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 7, 9269-9276
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b01593
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Alternate Biobased Route To Produce δ-Decalactone: Elucidating the Role of Solvent and Hydrogen Evolution in Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 3, 2894-2898
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05014
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Enhanced Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation of Ethyl Levulinate to γ-Valerolactone over a Robust Cu–Ni Bimetallic Catalyst

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5, 2, 1322-1331
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b01677
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Mechanochemical Metal-Free Transfer Hydrogenation of Carbonyls Using Polymethylhydrosiloxane as the Hydrogen Source

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 51, 2, 11752-11760
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b03298

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