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We have been focusing on the development of sustainable and green chemistry. The application of in situ spectroscopy has been a key part of our work providing molecular level understanding for better design.

 

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Biomass Conversion Molecular level control of the conversion of biomass to chemicals is important for the sustainability of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and to a lesser extent for the energy industry. Gamma-valerolactone (GVL) is a sustainable liquid, which could be used for the production of carbon-based consumer products and energy… Green Chem., 2008.


Fluorous_pictureFluorous chemistry The original fluorous biphasic concept was designed in 1992, which was based on the temperature regulated separation of perfluorinated alkanes from common organic solvents and the attachment of fluorous ponytails to reagents and catalysts in appropriate size and numbers (Science, 1994 and Acc. Chem. Res., 1998). More …


insituIn situ spectroscopy:

We have been using in-situ spectroscopic probes in chemical reactions to provide better molecular level understanding of reaction mechanisms. More …


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