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The presidents of the chemical societies of France (SFC), Germany (GDCh), Japan (CSJ), the Netherlands (KNCV), the UK (RSC), and the USA (ACS) recently pledged on behalf of about 300,000 members to "work together to promote global sustainable development, demand responsible use of resources, and ensure that the next generation of scientists protects and maintains the well-being of Earth and its inhabitants." They deem this issue an urgent one, and that chemistry is absolutely essential to the development of solutions.

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New Insights into the Reactivity of Biomass with Butenes for the Synthesis of Butyl Levulinates

New Insights into the Reactivity of Biomass with Butenes for the Synthesis of Butyl Levulinates

Levulinates from olefins: An in-depth study on the transformation of biomass reactants into butyl levulinates through the reaction with butene isomers is presented. In particular, the possibility of using sustainable solvents in the presence of a reusable solid catalyst is demonstrated.

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Alexandre Démolis, Marion Eternot, Nadine Essayem, Franck Rataboul
ChemSusChem, May 23, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201700416 Read article

Toward Sustainable Organic Semiconductors from a Broad Palette of Green Reactions

Toward Sustainable Organic Semiconductors from a Broad Palette of Green Reactions

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Alexandre Faurie, Jérémie Grolleau, Frédéric Gohier, Magali Allain, Stéphanie Legoupy, Pierre Frère
Eur. J. Org. Chem., May 18, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201700317 Read article

Production of Biomass-Based Automotive Lubricants by Reductive Etherification

Production of Biomass‐Based Automotive Lubricants by Reductive Etherification

High-performance biolubricant: A strategy is presented for the catalyzed reductive etherification of biomassderived synthons to produce ethers that are suitable for use as high-performance lubricants and contribute to improved engine efficiency and reduced fuel consumption of vehicles.

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Deepak Jadhav, Adam M. Grippo, Sankaranarayanapillai Shylesh, Amit A. Gokhale, John Redshaw, Alexis T. Bell
ChemSusChem, May 10, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201700427 Read article

Understanding the Role of Designed Solid Acid Sites in the Low-Temperature Production of ϵ-Caprolactam

Understanding the Role of Designed Solid Acid Sites in the Low‐Temperature Production of ϵ‐Caprolactam

Solid Acid Catalysts: By modulating synthesis protocols of microporous zeotypes, an optimization of heterogeneous solid acid catalyst for the low-temperature Beckmann rearrangement of cyclohexanone oxime, to ϵ-caprolactam is reported. Through a combination of neutron, IR and NMR spectroscopy the precise nature of the desired Brønsted acid site for selective acid catalysis for selective acid catalysis has been determined, and targeted.

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Matthew E. Potter, Stephanie Chapman, Alexander J. O'Malley, Alan Levy, Marina Carravetta, Thomas M. Mezza, Stewart F. Parker, Robert Raja
ChemCatChem, May 02, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201700516 Read article

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