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Utilization of wood based hemicellulose pre-hydrolysate for the production of high value added platform chemicals
The immense benefits of using renewable resources are because they can reduce global warming and other environmental issues which directly affect life on earth. Forest residues serve as potential renewable resources which ...
Synthesis and applications of room temperature ionic liquids
A variety of room temperature ionic liquids have been synthesized and applied to various reactions. Four of these ionic liquids were prepared in a chiral manner: [1-butyl-3- methylimidazolium][L-lactate], [1-butyl-3-me ...
Design and electrochemical study of Pd-based nanostructures for hydrogen economy
Hydrogen storage remains one of the most challenging prerequisites to overcome toward the realization of a hydrogen based economy. The use of hydrogen as an energy carrier for fuel cell applications has been limited by the ...
Copolymerization of pretreated kraft lignin and acrylic acid to produce flocculants for suspension and solution systems
The presence of dyes in the wastewater of textile industry poses a number of environmental concerns due to their toxic nature and the removal of dyes from the wastewater is a major challenge nowadays. Synthetic polymers ...
Lignin modification to produce hydrophobic products
Kraft lignin is not widely utilized for industrial applications. In this MSc work, kraft lignin was modified by grafting hydrophobic groups to produce hydrophobic materials. The main objective was to study the grafting of ...
The development of molecular probes for the in vitro and in vivo study of glucocerebrosidase
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases in the world. Despite its prevalence, the disease is difficult to diagnose early with the vast majority of individuals already having significant ...