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  1. Valorization of Furfural Residue by Hydrothermal Carbonization: Processing Optimization, Chemical and Structural Characterization (pages 583–590)

    Dr. Fen Yue, Dr. Jia Zhang, Dr. Christian Marcus Pedersen, Dr. Yingxiong Wang, Dr. Tingting Zhao, Dr. Pengfei Wang, Dr. Yequn Liu, Dr. Guangren Qian and Prof. Yan Qiao

    Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201602026

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    The FR was upgraded to carbon materials through HTC. The results from NMR and XPS showed that 240 °C is an essential temperature for biochar formation. At this temperature, changes in the surface properties initiated within 1 h, and the major transformation occurred within 8 h. The dominating change was cellulose fraction reaction forming furanic and aromatic structures in the biochar, which is faster at higher temperatures. Moreover, biochars exhibited excellent thermal stability below 300 °C.

  2. Mechanistic Insight into Biomass Conversion to Five–membered Lactone Based on Computational and Experimental Analysis (pages 591–597)

    Dr. Sho Yamaguchi, Hikaru Deguchi, Prof. Susumu Kawauchi, Dr. Ken Motokura, Dr. Akimitsu Miyaji and Prof. Toshihide Baba

    Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201601888

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    This study highlights our investigation of the reaction mechanism that occurs during the conversion of the commonly occurring biomass-derived compound 1,3-dihydroxyacetone into the valuable pharmaceutical intermediate α-hydroxy-γ-butyrolactone. Based on experimental investigations and density functional theory calculations, we find that the formation of HBL proceeds via an aldol reaction between pyruvic aldehyde and formaldehyde to afford a tetrose intermediate.

  3. Deciphering Intermediates and Additives Effect on the Reduction of Nitrobenzene by SmI2 (pages 598–603)

    Dr. Seshi Reddy Surasani and Dr. Sandeepan Maity

    Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201601483

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    Product distribution in the reaction of SmI2 with nitrobenzene shows a strong dependence on the number of SmI2 equivalents used. The present study also shows that a given compound is isolated from the reaction mixture, does not necessarily imply that this compound lies on the reaction coordinate bridging reactants and products.

  4. The Nature of the Chemical Bond from a Quantum Mechanical Interference Perspective (pages 604–619)

    Felipe Fantuzzi, David Wilian Oliveira de Sousa and Prof. Marco Antonio Chaer Nascimento

    Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201601535

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    A unified description: Chemical bonding, irrespective of its polarity, is the result of modifications in the electronic density caused by the quantum interference effect. The minimum requirement for a chemical bond to be formed is one electron and two interfering one-electron states belonging to different atoms. Therefore, the interference energy analysis leads to a unified view of the chemical bonding concept.

  5. Bismuth Oxyhalide Induced Growth of Pt Nanoparticles within Mesoporous Alumina Films and their Use as Reusable Catalyst for Chromium(VI) Reduction (pages 620–623)

    Dr. Anirban Dandapat, Prof. Youju Huang, Hani Gnayem and Prof. Yoel Sasson

    Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201601399

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    Bismuth oxyhalides catalyzes the generation of Pt nanoparticles inside the mesoporous alumina film in an efficient green approach and the resultant nanocomposite (Pt-BiOCl0.8Br0.2/ Al2O3) films showed very high catalytic activities towards the conversion of carcinogenic chromium(VI) into relatively non-toxic chromium(III) in aqueous solution at room temperature. The catalyst films were reused for several cycles without any significant deterioration of their original activities.