2018 Publications


Al Bulushi, K., Attard, T.M., North, M. & Hunt, A.J. (2018). Optimisation and economic evaluation of the supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of waxes from waste date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) leaves. Journal of Cleaner Production, 186, 988-996.

Andritsou, V., de Melo, E.M., Tsouko, E., Ladakis, D., Maragkoudaki, S., Koutinas, A.A. & Matharu, A.S. (2018). Synthesis and characterization of bacterial cellulose from citrus-based sustainable resources. ACS Omega, 3(8), 10365–10373.

Attard, J., Milescu, R., Budarin, V., Matharu, A.S. & Clark, J.H. (2018). Unexpected nitrile formation in bio-based mesoporous materials (Starbons®). Chem. Commun., 54, 686-688.

Attard, T.M., Bainier, C., Reinaud, M., Lanot, A., McQueen-Mason, S.J. & Hunt, A.J. (2018). Utilisation of supercritical fluids for the effective extraction of waxes and Cannabidiol (CBD) from hemp wastes. Industrial Crops and Products, 112, 38-46.

Attard, T.M., Bukhanko, N., Erikssona, D., Arshadi, M., Geladi, P., Bergsten, U., Budarin, V.L., Clark, J.H. & Hunt, A.J. (2018). Supercritical extraction of waxes and lipids from biomass: A valuable first step towards an integrated biorefinery. Journal of Cleaner Production, 177, 684–698.

Bai, D., Chen, Q., Chai, Y., Ren, T., Huang, C., Ingram, I.D.V., North, M., Zheng, Q. & Xie, H. (2018). Vanillin derived carbonate dialdehyde and carbonate diol: novel platform monomers for sustainable polymers synthesis. RSC Adv., 8, 34297–34303.

Byrne, F.P., Forier, B., Bossaert, G., Hoebers, C., Farmer, T.J. & Hunt, A.J. (2018). A methodical selection process for the development of ketones and esters as bio-based replacements for traditional hydrocarbon solvents. Green Chem., 20, 4003-4011.

Chen, Q., Ren, T., Chai, Y., Guo, Y., Ingram, I.D.V., North, M., Xie, H. & Zhao, Z. (2018). Preparation of novel aromatic-aliphatic poly(ketone ester)s through condensation of biomass-derived monomers. ChemCatChem, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201801381.

Clark, J. H. (2018). Transition metals in greener pharmaceutical chemistry. In M. M Pereira & M.J.F. Calvete (Eds.), Sustainable Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals (pp. 5-7), RSC Green Chemistry. Royal Society of Chemistry.

Clark, J.H., Farmer, T.J., Ingram, I.D.V., Lie, Y. & North, M. (2018). Renewable self-blowing non-isocyanate polyurethane foams from lysine and sorbitol. Eur. J. Org. Chem., 31, 4265–4271.

Dowsett, M.R., Lewis, C.M., North, M. & Parkin, A. (2018). Exploring the scope of capacitance-assisted electrochemical carbon dioxide capture. Dalton Trans., 47, 10447–10452.

Fan, J., Shuttleworth, P., Gronnow, M. J., Breeden, S. W., Clark, J. H., MacQuarrie, D. J. & Budarin, V. L. (2018). Influence of density on microwave pyrolysis of cellulose. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng, 6(3), 2916-2920.

Fan, J., Santomauro, F., Budarin, V.L., Whiffin, F., Abeln, F., Chantasuban, T., Gore-Lloyd, D., Henk, D., Scott, R.J., Clark, J.H. & Chuck, C.J. (2018). The additive free microwave hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass for fermentation to high value products. J Clean Prod, 198, 776-784.

Farmer, T.J., Comerford, J.W., Pellis, A. & Robert, T. (2018). Post-polymerisation modification of bio-based polymers: maximising the high functionality of polymers derived from biomass. Polym. Int., 67, 775–789.

Farmer, T. J., MacQuarrie, D. J., Comerford, J. W., Pellis, A., & Clark, J. H. (2018). Insights into post-polymerisation modification of bio-based unsaturated itaconate and fumarate polyesters via Aza-Michael Addition: understanding the effects of C=C isomerisation. J. Polym. Sci. A., 56, 1935–1945.

Gupta, R. K., Thakur, V. K., & Matharu, A. S. (2018). Editorial overview: From linear to circular economies: The importance and application of recycling and reuse. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry. DOI: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2018.09.002

Hughes, L., McElroy, C.R., Whitwood, A.C. & Hunt, A.J. (2018). Development of pharmaceutically relevant bio-based intermediates though aldol condensation and Claisen-Schmidt reactions of dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene®). Green Chem., 20, 4423-4427.

Hunt, A.J. & Attard, T.M. (2018). Supercritical and other high-pressure solvent systems: for extraction, reaction and material processing. In J.H. Clark et al. (Series Eds.), RSC Green Chemistry. RSC, Cambridge.

Iemhoff, A., Sherwood, J., McElroy, C.R. & Hunt, A.J. (2018). Towards sustainable kinetic resolution, a combination of bio-catalysis, flow chemistry and more sustainable bio-based solvents. Green Chem., 20, 136-140.

Inayat, A., van Assche, A., Clark, J. H., & Farmer, T. J. (2018). Greening the esterification between isosorbide and acetic acid. Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, 7, 41-49.

Jiang, Z., Budarin, V.L., Fan., Remón Nunez, J., Li, T., Hu, C. & Clark, J.H. (2018). Sodium chloride-assisted depolymerisation of xylo-oligomers to xylose. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 6(3), 4098–4104.

Jiang, Z., Fan, J., Budarin, V.L., Macquarrie, D.J., Gao, Y., Li, T., Hu, C. & Clark, J.H. (2018). Mechanistic understanding of salt-assisted autocatalytic hydrolysis of cellulose. Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2, 936-940.

Kim, A., De bruyn, M., Alauzun, J.G., Louvain, N., Brun, N., Macquarrie, D.J., Stievano, L., Boury, B., Monconduit, L. & Mutin, P.H. (2018). Alginic acid-derived mesoporous carbon (Starbon®) as template and reducing agent for the hydrothermal synthesis of mesoporous LiMn2O4 grafted by carbonaceous species. J. Mater. Chem. A, 6, 14392-14399.

Kim, S., De bruyn, M., Alauzun, J.G., Louvain, N., Brun, N., Macquarrie, D.J., Stievano, L., Bruno, B., Hubert Mutin, P. & Monconduit, L. (2018). Alginic acid-derived mesoporous carbonaceous materials (Starbon®) as negative electrodes for lithium ion batteries: Importance of porosity and electronic conductivity. J. Power Sources, 406, 18-25.

Kuznetsova, S.A., Rulev, Y.A., Larionov, V.A., Smol'yakov, A.F., Zubavichus, Y.V., Maleev, V.I., Li, H., North, M., Saghyan, A.S. & Belokon, Y.N. (2018). Self-assembled ionic composites of negatively charged Zn(salen) complexes and triphenylmethane derived polycations as recyclable catalysts for the addition of carbon dioxide to epoxides. ChemCatChem, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201800908R1.

Lamb, K.J., Dowsett, M.R., Chatzipanagis, K., Scullion, Z.W., Krçger, R., Lee, J.D., Aguiar, P.M., North, M. & Parkin, A. (2018). Capacitance-assisted sustainable electrochemical carbon dioxide mineralisation. ChemSusChem, 11, 137-148.

Lawrenson, S. (2018). Greener solvents for solid-phase organic synthesis.  Pure and Applied Chemistry, 90, 157–165.

Lawrenson, S., Hart, S., Ingram, I., North, M., Parker, R. & Whitwood, A.C. (2018). Ring-opening metathesis polymerization of tertiary amide monomers derived from a bio-based oxanorbornene. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 6(8), 9744-9752.

Li, T., Remón, J., Jiang, Z., Budarin, V.L., Clark, J.H. (2018). Towards the development of a novel "bamboo-refinery" concept: selective bamboo fractionation by means of a microwave-assisted, acid catalysed, organosolv process. Energy Conversion and Management, 155, 147–160.

Lie, Y., Farmer, T.J. & Macquarrie, D.J. (2018). Facile and rapid decarboxylation of glutamic acid to γ-aminobutyric acid via microwave-assisted reaction: Towards valorisation of waste gluten. Journal of Cleaner Production, 205, 1102-1113.

Lokesh, K., Ladu, L. & Summerton, L. (2018). Bridging the gaps for a ‘circular’ bioeconomy: selection criteria, bio-based value chain and stakeholder mapping. Sustainability, 10(6), 1695, doi:10.3390/su10061695.

Luo, Y., Fan, J., Budarin, V. L., Hu, C., Clark, J. H., Matharu, A. & Melo (2018). Towards a zero-waste bio-refinery: confocal microscopy as a new tool for the analysis of lignocellulosic biomass. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 6(10), 13185-13191.

Luo, Y., Li, Z., Li, X., Liu, X., Fan, J., Clark, J.H. & Hu, C. (2018). The production of furfural directly from hemicellulose in lignocellulosicbiomass: A review. Catalysis Today, 319, 14-24.

Matharu, A.S., Ahmed, S., Almonthery, B.,  Macquarrie, D.J., Lee, Y-S. & Kim, Y. (2018). Starbon / high-amylose corn starch-supported N-heterocyclic carbene–iron(III) catalyst for conversion of fructose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural. ChemSusChem, 11, 1-11.

Matharu, A. S., Melo, E. M. D., Grudniewska, A., Gniłka, R., Chan, A., & Boratyński, F. (2018). Enhanced protein extraction from oilseed cakes using glycerol-choline chloride deep eutectic solvents: a biorefinery approach. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 6(11), 15791–15800.

Matharu, A.S., Melo, E. & Houghton, J.A. (2018). Green chemistry: opportunities, waste and food supply chains. In R. Bleischwitz et al. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus. Routledge.

Matharu, A. S., Melo, E. M. D., Remón, J., kontturi, E., abdulina, A., & Wang, S. (2018). Key properties towards citrus nanostructured cellulose processing: A rigorous DoE study of the Hy-MASS concept. ChemSusChem, 11(8), 1344–1353.

Meléndez, D., Lara-Sánchez, A., Martínez, J., Wu, X., Otero, A., Castro-Osma, J., North, M. & Rojas, R. (2018). Amidinate aluminium complexes as catalysts for carbon dioxide fixation into cyclic carbonates. ChemCatChem, 10(10), 2271-2277.

Morales, E., Ellis, G.J., Clark, J.H. & Shuttleworth, P.S. (2018). Monolithic mesoporous graphitic composites as super capacitors: from Starbons to Starenes®. J. Mater. Chem, 6, 1119-1127.

Nicol, T. W. J., Isobe, N., Clark, J. H., Matubayasi, N., & Shimizu, S. (2018). The mechanism of salt effects on starch gelatinization from a statistical thermodynamic perspective. Food hydrocolloids. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2018.08.042.

Pellis, A., Comerford, J. W., Maneffa, A. J., Sipponen, M., Clark, J. H., & Farmer, T. J. (2018). Elucidating enzymatic polymerisations: chain-length selectivity of Candida antarctica lipase B towards various aliphatic diols and dicarboxylic acid diesters. Eur. Polym. J.,  106, 79-84.

Petchey, T., Comerford, J., Farmer, T.J., Macquarrie, D.J., Sherwood, J. & Clark, J.H. (2018). Optimization of amidation reactions using predictive tools for the replacement of regulated solvents with safer bio-based alternatives. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng, 6(2), 1550–1554.

Remón, J., Matharu, A.S. & Clark, J.H. (2018). Simultaneous production of lignin and polysaccharide rich aqueous solutions by microwave-assisted hydrothermal treatment of rapeseed meal. Energy Convers. Manag., 165, 634–648.

Remón, J., Santomauro, F., Chuck, C.J., Matharu, A.S. & Clark, J.H. (2018). Production of fermentable species by microwave-assisted hydrothermal treatment of biomass carbohydrates: reactivity and fermentability assessments. Green Chem., 20, 4507–4520.

Remón, J., Zhu, G., Budarin, V.L. & Clark, J.H. (2018). Analysis and optimisation of a microwave-assisted hydrothermal process for the production of value-added chemicals from glycerol. Green Chemistry, 20, 2624-2636.

Sangon, S., Hunt, A.J., Attard, T.M., Mengchang, P., Ngernyen, Y. & Supanchaiyamat, N. (2018). Valorisation of waste rice straw for the production of highly effective carbon based adsorbents for dyes removal. Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 1128-1139.

Sherwood, J. (2018). European restrictions on 1,2-dichloroethane: C-H activation research and development should be liberated and not limited. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57(43), 14286-14290.

Sherwood, J., Farmer, T.J. & Clark, J.H. (2018). Possible consequences of the N-methyl pyrrolidone REACH restriction, Chem, 4, 2010-2012.

Summerton, L., Hurst, G.A. & Clark, J.H. (2018). Facilitating active learning within green chemistry. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 13, 56-60.

Tony, M.A., Parker, H.L. & Clark, J.H. (2018). Evaluating Algibon adsorbent and adsorption kinetics for launderette water treatment: towards sustainable water management. Water and Environment Journal. DOI: 10.1111/wej.12412.

Tripathy, D.B., Mishraa, A., Clark, J.H. & Farmer, T.J. (2018). Synthesis, chemistry, physicochemical properties and industrial applications of amino acid surfactants: A review. C. R. Chim., 21(2), 112-130.

Weinberger, S., Pellis, A., Comerford, J.W., Farmer, T.J. & Guebitz, G.M. (2018). Efficient physisorption of Candida antarctica lipase B on polypropylene beads and application for polyester synthesis. Catalysts, 8(9), 369.

Yu, I. K.M., Tsang, D.C.W., Yip, A.C.K., Hunt, A.J., Sherwood, J., Shang, J., Song, H., Ok, Y.S. & Poon, C.S. (2018). Propylene carbonate and γ-valerolactone as green co-solvents for catalytic production of hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from bread waste. Green Chem., 20, 2064-2074.

Yuan, Y., Zhang, J., Fan, J., Clark, J.H., Shen, P., Li, Y. & Zhang, C. (2018). Microwave assisted extraction of phenolic compounds from four economic brown macroalgae species and evaluation of their antioxidant activities and inhibitory effects on α-amylase, α-glucosidase, pancreatic lipase and tyrosinase. Food Research International, 113, 288-297.

Zhou, L., Lie, Y., Briers, H., Fan, J., Remón, Nyström, J., Budarin, V.L., Macquarrie, D.J. & McElroy, C.R. (2018). Natural product recovery from bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) presscake via microwave hydrolysis. ACS Sustainable Chem. 6(3), 3676–3685.