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Renewable Biomass as a Platform for Preparing Green Chemistry

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Guest Editors

Qiaoguang Li, Associate Professor, Department of College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, China.

Dr. Qiaoguang Li is an associate professor and master's supervisor in the Department of College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering. He received his PhD from Institute of Chemical Industry of Forestry Products, Chinese Academy of Forestry in 2018. He has been focusing his research on the chemical basis and application of natural resources. He has published over 20 international peer reviewed papers and applied for 10 patents. He is now responsible for more than 5 items of research projects competitively granted from natural science foundation of China, Department of education of Guangdong Province and other institutions. He has hired as a teaching expert of the second advanced training course on silicone materials in 2020, employed as the technical consultant of Guangzhou Ansai Chemical Co., Ltd, employed as the teaching expert of Guangdong Silicone Material Industry Association-silicone material advanced training course, employed as a think tank expert of Guangdong silicone material industry association. He has obtained most cited paper in 2021 from Journal of Renewable Materials.

Puyou Jia, Associate Professor, Institute of Chemical Industry of Forestry Products, Chinese Academy of Forestry(CAF)

Puyou Jia completed Ph.D. in 2016 at the Beijing Forestry University. Then, he joined Institute of Chemical Industry of Forestry Products, Chinese Academy of Forestry(CAF) as an associate professor. Puyou Jia's work broadly concentrates on the chemical transformation and utilization of biomass resources. He has published more than 100 papers on the atom-efficient, ecofriendly, highly efficient chemical transformations of a variety of biomass into sustainable intermediates, polymer auxiliaries, bioplastics, elastomers and advanced bio-based materials.

Ying Luo, Associate Professor, College of Materials and Energy, South China Agricultural University, China.

Dr. Ying Luo, Associate Professor, College of Materials and Energy, South China Agricultural University, China. Dr. Ying Luo received her doctoral degree of Polymer Chemistry and Physics from Sun Yat-sen University, China, in 2005. Her research interests have been focused on the preparation & functional modification of polymer or bio-based polymer materials, and degradable plastics. She has authored or co-authored more than 30 international peer reviewed papers and 1 book chapters. She has applied 4 patents.

Yue Liu, Associate Professor, College of Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China.

Dr. Yue Liu is currently an associate professor and master supervisor at the College of Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology. He received his PhD degree from Qingdao University of Science and Technology in 2017. His research interests include environment-friendly catalysis, fine chemical industry, biomass conversion, core-shell composite materials, and the preparation, modification, characterization and formation mechanism of core-shell catalysts. He has published 14 SCI papers as the first author or corresponding author. He has presided over one project of Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province, one project of Open fund project of Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Biomass Energy and Material, and three enterprise projects.

Summary

This, combined with the associated environmental issues around global warming and environmental pollution, has resulted in a drive for scientific research to alleviate the dependence of society on chemical compound/polymer derived from fossil fuels. The biomass (such as cellulose and lignin) of carbohydrates are rich in hydroxyl makes it through the hydrothermal catalytic hydrogenation, dehydration and oxidation etc directly into polyols, lactic acid and 5 - HMF important ideal oxygen chemical raw material. Cellulose, sugar, starch, natural fiber and vegetable oil in these renewable resources have been used as green monomers or intermediates for polymer preparation and polymer materials. Moreover, the development and application of these renewable biomass as a platform for preparing of green chemistry will improve their utilization, contribute to the protection of the environment and reduce dependence on petrochemical products.

 

This topic will focus on the application and preparation of green chemistry from renewable biomass, such as process path and method of biomass conversion to fuel oil and chemicals, the latest progress of the preparation, characterization and performance of polymer materials from biomass. This special issue offers a series of reviews, original research and opinion articles focusing on laboratory and industrial-scale solutions for the green and sustainable conversion of biomass into high value-added chemicals or polymer materials. 

 

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

•  Environmentally friendly catalysis;

•  Biomass conversion;

•  Bio-based copolymers, bio-based blends, bio-based modification etc for polymer preparation;

•  Green chemistry in synthesis of functional polymers.



Keywords

Bio-based chemicals; sustainable conversion; polymer materials conversion; renewable biomass, green materials

Published Papers


  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Preparation and Properties of Vegetable-Oil-Based Thioether Polyol and Ethyl Cellulose Supramolecular Composite Films

    Ruyu Yan, Jian Fang, Xiaohua Yang, Na Yao, Mei Li, Yuan Nie, Tianxiang Deng, Haiyang Ding, Lina Xu, Shouhai Li
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.4, pp. 1937-1950, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.025126
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Biomass as a Platform for Preparing Green Chemistry)
    Abstract Ethyl cellulose (EC), an important biomass-based material, has excellent film-forming properties. Nevertheless, the high interchain hydrogen bond interaction leads to a high glass transition temperature of EC, which makes it too brittle to be used widely. The hydroxyl group on EC can form a supramolecular system in the form of a non-covalent bond with an effective plasticizer. In this study, an important vegetable-oil-based derivative named dimer fatty acid was used to prepare a novel special plasticizer for EC. Dimer-fatty-acid-based thioether polyol (DATP) was synthesized and used to modify ethyl cellulose films. The supramolecular composite films of DATP and ethyl cellulose… More >

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    Preparation and Properties of Vegetable-Oil-Based Thioether Polyol and Ethyl Cellulose Supramolecular Composite Films

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Phosphorus Containing Rubber Seed oil as a Flame Retardant Plasticizer for Polyvinyl Chloride

    Hongying Chu, Huabei Li, Xiaoyan Sun, Yaowang Zhang
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.4, pp. 1731-1743, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.024160
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Biomass as a Platform for Preparing Green Chemistry)
    Abstract The application of phthalate plasticizers has been restricted around the world due to their poor migration and potential harm to the human body. Hence, producing functional bio-based plasticizers via exploiting clean and reusable resources meets the satisfaction of current demands. In this study, flame-retardant rubber seed oil-based plasticize (FRP) was prepared via epoxidation reaction and ring opening addition reactions, which was used as a flame-resistant plasticizer for polyvinyl chloride to replace petroleum-based phthalate plasticizer. When DOP was replaced with FRP, the torque of PVC blends increased from 11.4 to 18.4 N⋅m, the LOI value increased from 24.3% for PVC-FRP-0% to 33.1%… More >

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    Phosphorus Containing Rubber Seed oil as a Flame Retardant Plasticizer for Polyvinyl Chloride

  • Open Access

    REVIEW

    Research Progress of Tung Oil/UV Photocomposite Curing Material

    Zicheng Zhao, Zhihong Xiao, Xudong Liu, Desheng Kang, Wenzheng Dong, Qiquan Lin, Aihua Zhang
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.4, pp. 1661-1686, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.023669
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Biomass as a Platform for Preparing Green Chemistry)
    Abstract Tung oil (TO)/ultraviolet (UV) photo-composite curing material possesses the characteristics of low curing temperature, low material shrinkage and low environmental pollution. Accordingly, this material must be developed and utilized with the conjugated double bonds contained in the long chain of the main structure (α-tung acid) molecules in the refined TO. The aforementioned material can be chemically modified using a variety of chemical methods to develop a new TO-based UV photocurable material due to its unique chemical properties. This work reviews the research progress of TO/UV photo-composite curing materials in recent years. Firstly, the chemical structure and application of TO and… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Insight into Hydrolytic Stability and Tribological Properties of B-N Coordination Tung Oil-Based Lubricant Additive in Water

    Na Yao, Haiyang Ding, Mei Li, Pengcheng Wang, Shouhai Li, Lina Xu, Xiaohua Yang
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.3, pp. 1367-1381, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.023411
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Biomass as a Platform for Preparing Green Chemistry)
    Abstract A tung oil-based boron-nitrogen coordination polymer (TWE-BN) was specially designed and synthesized as a highly efficient water-based lubricant additive, which has been beneficial to both energy conservation and conducive to environmental protection. Its hydrolysis stability and tribological properties in water were investigated. To better research the lubricating properties, and thus to understand the interaction between the surface and the lubricating additives. Herein, both experimental and theoretical computations based on density functional theory (DFT) were performed. The addition of TWE-BN reduces the water friction coefficient and wear scar diameter, and the maximum non-seizure load increased from 93 to 726 N. Moreover, the… More >

    Graphic Abstract

    Insight into Hydrolytic Stability and Tribological Properties of B-N Coordination Tung Oil-Based Lubricant Additive in Water

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    CO2-Responsive Smart Foams Stabilized by an Extremely Rigid Bio-Based Surfactant

    Weishan Tang, Xin Feng, Caiyun Lin, Xiaoping Rao
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.2, pp. 523-538, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.022809
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Biomass as a Platform for Preparing Green Chemistry)
    Abstract Environment friendly and intelligent surfactants have attracted great attention in recent years. A bio-based CO2 responsive surfactant rosin acid dimaleimide choline (R-BMI-C) with an extremely rigid skeleton was prepared using rosin and choline as raw materials by Diels-Alder addition reaction and acid-base neutralization reactions. Its structure was confirmed by IR and 1H NMR spectra. The foams’ properties of R-BMI-C could be adjusted by bubbling CO2/N2 to change the structure of the surfactant. At pH 10.4, R-BMI-C forms an unstable foam with a half-life of 1.5 h. When the pH was reduced to 7.4 by bubbling CO2, R-BMI-C forms an extremely… More >

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    CO<sub>2</sub>-Responsive Smart Foams Stabilized by an Extremely Rigid Bio-Based Surfactant

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    The Promoting Effect of Multifunctional Groups on the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of PVC Materials

    Mei Wang, Xinzhu Fan, Xianghai Song, Quan Bu
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.2, pp. 867-880, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.022996
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Biomass as a Platform for Preparing Green Chemistry)
    Abstract The development of PVC materials grafted with mannich base originated from myrcene (P-MAM-g, where the mannich base derived from myrcene is abbreviated as MAM) via green and effective synthetic methods is a good strategy to avoid unacceptable discoloration and deterioration of thermal and mechanical properties caused by autocatalytic dehydrochlorination (DHC) during PVC processing. In this study, MAM with double bonds, amino groups, ester groups, and phospholipid groups was introduced into the chains of PVC to improve the thermal stability of PVC. The experimental results showed that the covalent attachment of MAM to PVC enhanced both the initial and the long-term… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Synthesis and Antioxidant Activity of (E) ω-Formylcamphene-Based Thiazole Hydrazone Derivatives

    Jiayu Chang, Qingying Ding, Chong Zhong, Yao Long, Zhuanquan Xiao, Hai Luo, Yuling Yang, Zongde Wang, Shengliang Liao, Jinzhu Chen, Shangxing Chen, Ji Zhang
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.1, pp. 379-391, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.022535
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Biomass as a Platform for Preparing Green Chemistry)
    Abstract (E) ω-formylcamphene was synthesized from α-pinene, the main component of turpentine, and then reacted with thiosemicarbazide to obtain (E) ω-formylcamphene thiosemicarbazide 3, which was reacted with 14 α-bromoacetophenone compounds to obtain 14 (E) ω-formylcamphene thiazole hydrazone compounds 5a5n; the yields were all above 80%. The structures of the target compounds were characterized by IR, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, and HR-MS analyses. Then, 500, 250, 125, 62.5, and 31.25 mg/L drug solutions were prepared. Free radical scavenging experiments of 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2, 2-bis (3-ethyl-benzothiazole-6-sulfonic acid) diammonium salt (ABTS) were carried out with Trolox and L-ascorbic acid as the control samples. The scavenging… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Study on Sustained-Release Pesticides Blended with Fosthiazate-Stearic Acid/Expanded Perlite

    Huimin Huang, Zijun Wu, Zhijian Zhou, Qiulin Xu, Jie Yan, Qiaoguang Li
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.1, pp. 257-272, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.021073
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Biomass as a Platform for Preparing Green Chemistry)
    Abstract The low utilization rate of pesticides makes the migration of pesticides in water and soil, which brings great harm to the ecosystem. The development of pesticide carriers with good drug loading capacity and release control ability is an effective method to realize effective utilization of pesticides and reduce pesticide losses. In this work, fosthiazate-stearic acid/expanded perlite sustained-release particles were successfully prepared by vacuum impregnation using expanded perlite (EP) as carrier, fosthiazate (FOS) as model pesticide and stearic acid (SA) as hydrophobic matrix. The structure and morphology of the samples were studied by BET, FT-IR, TGA, XRD, DSC and SEM. The… More >

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    Study on Sustained-Release Pesticides Blended with Fosthiazate-Stearic Acid/Expanded Perlite

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Determining the in vitro Anti-Aging Effect of the Characteristic Components from Eucommia ulmoides

    Xuesong Wang, Zhihong Wang, Qiuling Yang, Sheng Peng, Mijun Peng
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.10, No.12, pp. 3131-3145, 2022, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2022.020204
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Biomass as a Platform for Preparing Green Chemistry)
    Abstract To evaluate the potential anti-aging ability of Eucommia ulmoides, four characteristic components (chlorogenic acid, geniposidic acid, aucubin, quercetin) were selected to assess their effects on H2O2-induced oxidative damage model of human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC). Oxidative damage indexes, inflammatory factors, cell cycle, cell apoptosis, cell senescence, and their related proteins were analyzed by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), propidium iodide (PI) staining, annexin V-FITC/ PI double staining, SA β-galactosidase staining, and western blotting (WB). The results showed that H2O2- induced cell growth inhibition rate decreased as supplementation with characteristic components when compared to H2O2 group.… More >

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