Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production

Bridging Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis in Biorefining of Lignin (#405)

Lignin has received great attention as a sustainable precursor for basic aromatic building blocks, such as phenols, which are currently obtained by synthetic chemistry from fossil-based feedstocks. Extensive advances have occurred in the research of catalytic hydrogenation, oxidation, and hydrolysis reactions to unite the advantages of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts. The symposium will specially focus on the homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis research used in the bio-refining of lignin: (1) design, preparation and characterization of organometallic catalysts and catalytic tests in C-O bond, C-C bond and C-H bond activation of lignin and model compounds; (2) preparation of heterogeneous catalyst with well-defined active site, catalytic performance and characterization; (3) green processes to realize the lignin separation and conversion.

Currently the confirmed speakers for the session:

F. Dean Toste (UC Berkeley, USA)
Dimitris S. Argyropoulos (NC State University, USA)
Roberto Rinaldi (Max Planck Institut fur Kohlenforschung, Germany)
R. Tom Baker (Univ. of Ottawa, Canada)
RunCang Sun ( Beijing Forestry University, China)
Tao Zhang (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

You are warmly welcome to join this session specially focused on lignin pretreatment and catalytic lignin conversion. We accept oral presentaion and poster submission.

The key dates:
Call for Abstracts Opens: January 1, 2015
Reviewing and Scheduling Abstracts: January 1 - April 3
Call for Abstracts Closes: April 3
Finalize Reviewing and Scheduling Abstracts: by April 30
Last update: Dec 28, 2015