2017 Publications


Abou-Shehada, S., Mampuys, P., Maes, B. U. W., Clark, J. H. & Summerton, L. (2017). An evaluation of credentials of a multicomponent reaction for the synthesis of isothioureas through the use of the holistic CHEM21 green metrics toolkit. Green Chem.,19, 249-258.

Bai, Y., Clark, J.H., Farmer, T.J., Ingram, I.D.V. & North, M. (2017). Wholly biomass derivable sustainable polymers by ring-opening metathesis polymerisation of monomers obtained from furfuryl alcohol and itaconic anhydride. Polym. Chem., 8, 3074-3081.

Budarin, V. L., Fan, J., Clark, J. H., MacQuarrie, D. J., & Zhou, L. (2017). Fast microwave-assisted acidolysis, a new biorefinery approach for a zero-waste utilisation of lignocellulosic biomass to produce high quality lignin and fermentable saccharides. Faraday Discussions, 202, 351-370.

Byrne, F., Forier, B., Bossaert, G., Hoebers, C., Farmer, T.J., Clark, J.H. & Hunt, A.J. (2017). 2,2,5,5-Tetramethyltetrahydrofuran (TMTHF): A non-polar, non peroxide forming ether replacement for hazardous hydrocarbon solvents. Green Chem., 19, 3671-3678.

Byrne, F. P., Jin, S., Sherwood, J. R., McElroy, C. R., Farmer, T. J., Clark, J. H. & Hunt, A. J. (2017). Chapter 3: Solvents from Waste. In F. Jerome, & R. Luque (Eds.), Bio-Based Solvents (pp. 49-82). John Wiley & Sons.

Clark, J.H. (2017). From waste to wealth using green chemistry: The way to long term stability. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 8, 10–13.

Clark, J. H., Hunt, A. J., Topi, C., Paggiola, G., & Sherwood, J. (2017). Sustainable solvents: perspectives from Research, Business and International Policy. (Green chemistry series ). Royal Society of Chemistry. DOI: 10.1039/9781782624035

De bruyn, M., Budarin, V.L., Sturm, G., Stefanidis, G., Radoiu, M., Stankiewicz, A., Macquarrie, D.J. (2017). Subtle microwave-induced overheating effects in an industrial de-methylation reaction and their direct use in the development of an innovative microwave reactor. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139 (15), 5431–5436.

de Melo, E.M., Clark, J.H. & Matharu, A.S. (2017). The Hy-MASS concept: hydrothermal microwave assisted selective scissoring of cellulose for in situ production of (meso)porous nanocellulose fibrils and crystals. Green Chemistry, 19, 3408-3417.

Dugmore, T. I. J., Clark, J. H., Bustamante, J., Houghton, J. A., & Matharu, A. S. (2017). Valorisation of biowastes for the production of green materials using chemical methods. Topics in Current Chemistry, 375(2), 46.

García, A. M., Budarin, V. L., Zhou, Y., De Bruyn, M., Hunt, A. J., Lari, L., Lazarov, V.K., Salavagione, H.J., Morales, E., Ellis, G.J., Clark, J.H. & Shuttleworth, P. S. (2017). Monolithic mesoporous graphitic composites as super capacitors: From Starbons to Starenes®. J. Mater. Chem. A, 6(3), 1119-1127.

Garrett, B., Matharu, A.S. & Hurst, G.A. (2017). Using greener gels to explore rheology. J. Chem. Educ., 94 (4), 500–504.

Harumain, Z. A. S., Parker, H. L., Muñoz García, A., Austin, M. J., McElroy, C. R., Hunt, A. J., Clark, J.H., Meech, J.A., Anderson, C.W.N., Ciacca, L., Graedel, T.E., Bruce, N.C. & Rylott, E. L. (2017). Towards financially viable phytoextraction and production of plant-based palladium catalysts. Environmental science & technology, 51(5), 2992-3000.

Inayat, A., van Assche, A., Clark, J. H., & Farmer, T. J. (2017). Greening the esterification between isosorbide and acetic acid. Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy.

Ingram, I.D.V., Lawrenson, S.B. & North, M. (2017). Sustainable Organocatalysis. In M.A. Abraham (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies (pp. 629–643). Elsevier.

Jin, S., Byrne, F., McElroy, C.R., Sherwood, J., Clark, J.H. & Hunt, A.J. (2017). Challenges in the development of bio-based solvents: a case study on methyl (2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl) methyl carbonate as an alternative aprotic solvent. Faraday Discuss., 202, 157-173.

Jin, S., Tian,Y., McElroy, C.R., Wang, D., Clark, J.H. & Hunt, A.J. (2017). DFT and experimental analysis of aluminium chloride as a Lewis acid proton carrier catalyst for dimethyl carbonate carboxymethylation of alcohols. Catal. Sci. Technol., 7, 4859-4865.

Kim, S., Manuel, Escamilla-Perez, A.M., De bruyn, M., Alauzun, J.G., Louvain, N., Brun, N., Macquarrie, D.J., Stievano, L., Boury, B., Monconduit, L. & Hubert Mutin, P. (2017). Sustainable polysaccharide-derived mesoporous carbons (“Starbon®”) as additives in lithium-ion batteries negative electrodes: importance of the mesoporosity. J. Mater. Chem. A, 5, 24380-24387.

Kleij, A.W., North, M. & Urakawa, A. (2017). CO2 Catalysis. ChemSusChem, 10, 1-4.

Koura, M., Bhardwaja, M., Sharmaa, H., Paula, S. & Clark, J.H. (2017). Ionic liquid coated sulfonated carbon@titania composites for the one-pot synthesis of indeno[1,2-b]indole-9,10-diones and 1H-pyrazolo[1,2-b]phthalazine-5,10-diones in aqueous media. New J. Chem., 41, 5521–5532.

Lawrenson, S.B., Arav, R. & North, M. (2017). The greening of peptide synthesis. Green Chemistry, 19, 1685-1691.

Lawrenson, S., North, M., Peigneguy, F. & Routledge, A. (2017). Greener solvents for solid-phase synthesis. Green Chemistry, 19, 952-962.

Li, T., Remón, J., Shuttleworth, P.S., Jiang, Z., Fan, J., Clark, J.H. & Budarin, V.L. (2017). Controllable production of liquid and solid biofuels by doping-free, microwave-assisted, pressurised pyrolysis of hemicellulose. Energy Conversion and Management, 144, 104–113.

Lokesh, K., West, C. D., Kuylenstierna, J. C. I., Fan, J., Budarin, V. L., Priecel, P., Lopez-Sanchez, J. A. & Clark, J. H. (2017). Environmental impact assessment of wheat straw based alkyl polyglucosides produced using novel chemical approaches. Green Chemistry, 19, 4380-4395.

Luo, Y., Fan, J., Budarin, V.L., Hu, C. & Clark, J.H. (2017). Microwave-assisted hydrothermal selective dissolution and utilisation of hemicellulose in Phyllostachys heterocycla cv. Pubescens. Green Chemistry, 19, 4889–4899.

MacQuarrie, D. J., Fan, J., Zhou, L., Budarin, V. L. & Sloan, R. (2017). Efficient method of lignin isolation using microwave-assisted acidolysis and characterisation of the residual lignin. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5(5), 3768–3774

Maneffa, A.J., Stenner, R., Matharu, A.S., Clark, J.H., Matubayasi, N & Shimizu, S. (2017). Water activity in liquid food systems: a molecular scale interpretation. Food Chemistry, 237, 1133–1138.

Martínez, J., Castro-Osma, J.A., Alonso-Moreno, C., Rodríguez-Diéguez, A., North, M., Otero, A. & Lara-Sánchez, A. (2017). One-component aluminium(heteroscorpionate) catalysts for the formation of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and carbon dioxide. ChemSusChem, 10, 1175–1185.

Matharu, A. S., Chen, M-J., Zhang, X-Q., Li, R-M., Liu, C-F., & Shi, Q-S. (2017). Monitoring the crystalline structure of sugar cane bagasse in aqueous ionic liquids. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5, 7278−7283.

McElroy, C.R., Attard, T.M., Farmer, T.J., Gaczynski, A., Thornthwaite, D., Clark, J.H. & Hunt, A.J. (2017). Valorization of spruce needle waste via supercritical extraction of waxes and facile isolation of nonacosan-10-ol. Journal of Cleaner Production, 171, 557-566.

Nicol, T. W. J., Isobe, N., Clark, J. H., & Shimizu, S. (2017). Statistical thermodynamics unveils the dissolution mechanism of cellobiose. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19(34), 23106-23112.

North, M. (2017). Meet our editorial board member: Prof. Michael North. Current Green Chem., 4, 114–115.

Perocheau Arnaud, S., Wu, L., Wong Chang, M-A., Comerford, J.W., Farmer, T.J., Schmid, M., Chang, F., Lib, Z. & Mascal, M. (2017). New bio-based monomers: tuneable polyester properties using branched diols from biomass. Faraday Discussions, 202, 61-77.

Quartinello, F., Vajnhandl, S., Volmejer Valh, J., Farmer, T. J., Voncina, B., Lobnik, A., Herrero Acero, E., Pellis, A. & Guebitz, G. (2017). Synergistic chemo-enzymatic hydrolysis of poly(ethylene terephthalate) from textile waste. Microbial Biotechnology, 10(6), 1376–1383.

Rulev, Y.A., Gugkaeva, Z.T., Lokutova, A.V., Maleev, V.I., Peregudov, A.S., Wu, X., North, M. & Belokon, Y.N. (2017). Carbocation-polyol systems as efficient organic catalysts for the preparation of cyclic organic carbonates. ChemSusChem, 10, 1152–1159.

Salavagione, H.J., Sherwood, J., De bruyn, M., Budarin, V.L., Ellis, G., Clark, J.H. & Shuttleworth, P.S. (2017). Identification of high performance solvents for the sustainable processing of graphene. Green Chem., 19(11), 2550-2560.

Samoilichenko, Y., Kondratenko, V., Ezernitskaya, M., Lyssenko, K., Peregudov, A., Khrustalev, V., Maleev, V., Moskalenko, M., North, M., Tsaloev, A., Gugkaeva, Z.T. & Belokon, Y. (2017). A mechanistic study of the Lewis acid-Brønsted base-Brønsted acid catalysed asymmetric Michael addition of diethyl malonate to cyclohexanone. Cat. Sci. Tech., 7, 90-101.

Shamsul Harumain, Z. A., Parker, H. L., Muñoz García, A., Austin, M., Hunt, A. J., Clark, J. H., Meech, J.A., Anderson, C.W.N., Ciacci, L., Graedel, T.E., Bruce, N.C. & Rylott, E. L. (2017). Towards financially viable phytoextraction and production of plant-based palladium catalysts. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(5), 2992–3000.

Wu, L., Mascal, M., Farmer, T. J., Perocheau Arnaud, S., & Chang, M. A. W. (2017). Electrochemical coupling of biomass-derived acids: new C8 platforms for renewable polymers and fuels. ChemSusChem, 10(1), 166–170.

Wu, X., Mason, J., & North, M. (2017). Isocyanurate formation during oxazolidinone synthesis from epoxides and isocyanates catalysed by a chromium(salphen) complex. Chemistry: A European Journal, 23(52), 12937-12943.

Wu, X. & North, M. (2017). A bimetallic aluminium(salphen) complex for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and carbon dioxide. ChemSusChem, 10, 1, 74-78.

Xia, H. & Matharu, A.S. (2017). Unavoidable food supply chain waste: acid-free pectin extraction from mango peel via subcritical water. Faraday Discussions, 202, 31-42.

Yu, I.K.M., Tsang, D.C.W., Chen, S.S., Wang, L., Hunt, A.J., Sherwood, J., De Oliveira Vigier, K., Jérôme, F., Ok, Y.S. & Poon, C.S. (2017). Polar aprotic solvent-water mixture as the medium for catalytic production of hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from bread waste. Bioresource Technology, 245, 456-462.

Zhou, L., Budarin, V.L., Fan, J., Sloan, R. & Macquarrie, D.J. (2017). Efficient method of lignin isolation using microwave-assisted acidolysis and characterization of the residual lignin. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5 (5), 3768–3774.

Zuin, Budarin, V. L., De Bruyn, M. J. G., Shuttleworth, P. S., Hunt, A. J., Pluciennik, Borisova, A., Dodson, J.R, Parker, H.L. & Clark, J. H. (2017). Polysaccharide-derived mesoporous materials (Starbon®) for sustainable separation of complex mixtures. Faraday Discussions, 202, 451-464.