Unprocessed bio-oil derived from the thermochemical conversion of lignocellulosic biomass suffers from low energy density primarily due to the presence of high amount of oxygen functionals. Therefore, elimination of such oxygen atom over a suitable catalyst surface is reviewed to be one of the appropriate me
Surface modification of nanoparticles has been a popular approach to tailor the properties of nanoparticles. Herein we report the unprecedented photo oxidation of cysteine moeties on the surface of copper nanoclusters (Cu NCs) leading to aggregation of Cu NCs which further led to quenching of luminescence of
Composites of noble metal Au supported MgAl-LDHs thermal- and photocatalyst have been prepared by a simple impregnation–reduction method, which is used for the photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin and thermocatalytic decomposition of formic acid to produce hydrogen. A collection of techniques, includi
Acoustics is a missing dimension in silicon chips because acoustics can complete specific tasks that are difficult to do with electronics and optics alone. For the first time researchers have added this dimension to the standard silicon photonics platform. The concept combines the communication and bandwidth offered by light with the selective processing of sound waves.
Vacancy engineering, a commonly used strategy to tune the photocatalytic performances, has received tremendous attention. While the enormous endeavors have demonstrated novel single-vacancy dependent photocatalysis phenomena, the influence of co-existence of multiple vacancies upon photocatalysis remains rel
Bismuth oxyhalides (BiOBr) is a promising photocatalyst for the removal of organic contaminants. However, the efficiency of BiOBr is largely limited by its band structure. Here, we found that Sn2+ doped into BiOBr can modify its band structure, the suitable band structure enables it to have dual catalytic fu
This study aims to investigate the relationship between the acido-basic properties of magnesium silicates and the mechanism of transesterification (TE) reaction in liquid phase. Transesterification of ethyl acetate (AcOEt) with methanol (MeOH) was studied and the acido-basic properties of the catalysts were
Wastes from ligno-cellulosic material, especially hemicellulose, are extremely promising resources to produce fuels from renewable raw materials. Furfural, resulting from the depolymerization of hemicellulose, is often considered as an extremely interesting platform molecule. Particularly, new biofuels conta