Copolymerization of Propylene oxide and Carbon Dioxide at subcritical conditions, with heterogeneous catalysis in batch mode

As it is well known, CO2 is a Greenhouse Gas (GHG), so it is highly recommended to reduce emissions to the atmosphere for a sustainable future. Capturing CO2 in polymers is a hot research topic nowadays. Concretely, the aim is to develop a polycarbonate from propylene oxide by the Ring Opening Polymerization technique (ROP) introducing […]

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Hydrolysis of Cellulose in Supercritical Water: Reagent Concentration as a Selective Factor

Biomass is mainly composed by cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. These components can be separated and then used as starting materials to produce interesting compounds via thermo-chemical processes such as hydrolysis. In the recent years there is an increasing interest in using supercritical water (SCW) as hydrolysis medium due to its suitability as environmentally friendly, non-toxic […]

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