NEW RESEARCH PAPER. MAXIMIZATION OF MONOMERIC C5 SUGARS FROM WHEAT BRAN BY USING MESOPOROUS ORDERED SILICA CATALYSTS

The hydrolysis process of a real fraction of arabinoxylans derived from wheat bran was studied. The influence of catalyst type and loading, reaction time and different metal cations were discussed in terms of the hydrolysis yield of arabinose and xylose oligomers as well as the formation of furfural as degradation product. A high yield of […]

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[Course] Dr. Pierdomenico Biasi “Catalysis and chemical engineering in the industry: processes that changed the world”

Dr. Pierdomenico Biasi, senior researcher and project manager from Casale SA. will give seminars on Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis: Monday         27/03/2017 11:00h to 14:00h Tuesday        28/03/2017 12:00h to 14:00h Wednesday   29/03/2017 11:00h to 13:00h Thursday       30/03/2017 09:00h to 11:00h Friday            31/03/2017 09:00h to 10:00h The seminars will be […]

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Aerogels supported ionic liquid phase to catalyze the reaction between CO2 + Epoxides

Visiting Portuguese researcher in the HPP Group of the University of Valladolid is studying the comparison of using bulk ionic liquids as reaction solvent and catalyst for the coupling reaction between CO2 and limonene oxide, with the utilization of an ionic liquid phase adsorbed into alginate aerogels (SILP) in the frame of project AQACO2NV and […]

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[Thesis]: Heterogeneous Catalytic Copolymerization Reactions Of Carbon Dioxide And Propylene Oxide Over Polyalcohols Under Subcritical Conditions

Dr. Maria Pinilla de Dios defended her thesis on 23rd January 2017 at the University of Valladolid. The thesis projects was supervised by Dr Juan Garcia Serna from University of Valladolid and Dr. José Román Galdámez Peña from Technological Center of Repsol, while the International supervisor was Prof. Tapio Salmi from the Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering […]

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[Paper]: Extraction of arabinoxylans from wheat bran using hydrothermal processes assisted by heterogeneous catalysts

The extraction/hydrolysis process of arabinoxylans from destarched wheat bran was studied in this work using different mesoporous silica supports and the corresponding RuCl3-based catalysts. The effects of temperature, time, catalyst supports and ruthenium catalysts were investigated and discussed in terms of the arabinoxylans extraction yield and their polymerization degree. Relatively high temperatures (180 ºC), short […]

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Congress announcement

International Green Catalysis Symposium will be held March 23rd – 24th of 2017 at Rennes (France). Among the topics to be discussed there are inclued: homogeneous catalysis arising from molecular metal complexes, catalysis applications for clean processes leading to complex molecules and materials; biomass transformations into useful industrial intermediates or biodegradable polymers; energy economy or energy […]

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[Course]: Minisymposium on Catalyst Design And Applications

On the occasion of the celebration of the meeting for the project Photo4Future H2020 ITN (http://www.photo4future.com/), the symposium “Catalyst Design and Applications” will be held.  During the event some lectures from a group of Internationally recognised speakers will be presented. Symposium is organized by the University of Cordoba and the researching group of Nanoscale Chemistry and Biomass/Waste […]

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