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Green and Sustainable Chemistry

Edited by Vania Zuin

Scope: This section publishes articles in all areas of green and sustainable chemistry, including green routes to the synthesis of compounds and materials, catalysis and biocatalysis that lead to sustainable processes, biomass conversion, biofuels, biorefineries, green metrics, microwave and ultrasonic-assisted reactions, improvements in energy efficiency and nanotechnology that enhances the sustainability aspects of chemical processes.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Gracilaria lemaneiformis is a common red alga used as a raw material source for the agar industry. Its extract is rich in natural volatile constituents (VCs) having antioxidant activities. Herein, a sustainable m...

    Authors: Shengliang Yuan, Kefeng Wu, Zhihong Duan, Yanxia Huang, Yingnian Lu and Xiaoli Ma

    Citation: BMC Chemistry 2019 13:74

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Escalating energy security, burgeoning population and rising costs of fossil fuels have focussed our attention on tapping renewable energy sources. As the utilization of food crops for biofuel production culmi...

    Authors: Rintu Banerjee, Anjani Devi Chintagunta and Subhabrata Ray

    Citation: BMC Chemistry 2019 13:58

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Herein, 2-(2-methoxyphenoxy)-1-phenylethanol (β-O-4), 2-methoxyphenyl anisole (α-O-4) and 4-phenoxyphenol (4-O-5) were selected as typical lignin model compounds. Given the effectiveness of traditional acid–base ...

    Authors: J. Guo, Yu L. Ma, Jia Y. Yu, Yu J. Gao, Ning X. Ma and Xiao Y. Wu

    Citation: BMC Chemistry 2019 13:36

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Acetone is an important solvent and widely used in the synthesis of drugs and polymers. Currently, acetone is mainly generated by the Cumene Process, which employs benzene and propylene as fossil raw materials...

    Authors: Clarissa Perdomo Rodrigues, Priscila da Costa Zonetti and Lucia Gorenstin Appel

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:30

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  5. Content type: Review

    Oilseeds are crucial for the nutritional security of the global population. The conventional technology used for oil extraction from oilseeds is by solvent extraction. In solvent extraction, n-hexane is used as a...

    Authors: S. P. Jeevan Kumar, S. Rajendra Prasad, Rintu Banerjee, Dinesh K. Agarwal, Kalyani S. Kulkarni and K. V. Ramesh

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:9

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