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Choosing physical, physicochemical and chemical methods of pre-treating lignocellulosic wastes to repurpose into solid fuels (2019)
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Taylor, M. J., Alabdrabalameer, H. A., & Skoulou, V. (2019). Choosing physical, physicochemical and chemical methods of pre-treating lignocellulosic wastes to repurpose into solid fuels. Sustainability, 11(13), https://doi.org/10.3390/su11133604

Various methods of physical, chemical and combined physicochemical pre-treatments for biomass waste valorization to value added feedstock for downstream processes in Chemical Industries have been reviewed. Where relevant literature was scrutinized fo... Read More

A comprehensive experimental and theoretical study of the CO + NO reaction catalyzed by Au/Ni nanoparticles (2019)
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Kyriakou, G., Márquez, A. M., Holgado, J. P., Taylor, M. J., Wheatley, A. E. H., Mehta, J. P., …Lambert, R. M. (2019). A comprehensive experimental and theoretical study of the CO + NO reaction catalyzed by Au/Ni nanoparticles. ACS Catalysis, 9(6), 4919-4929. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b05154

The catalytic and structural properties of five different nanoparticle catalysts with varying Au/Ni composition were studied by six different methods, including in situ XAS and DFT calculations. The asprepared materials contained substantial amounts... Read More

Monometallic and bimetallic catalysts based on Pd, Cu and Ni for hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid to diesel range hydrocarbons (2019)
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Cheah, K. W., Taylor, M. J., Osatiashtiani, A., Beaumont, S. K., Nowakowski, D. J., Yusup, S., …Kyriakou, G. (in press). Monometallic and bimetallic catalysts based on Pd, Cu and Ni for hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid to diesel range hydrocarbons. Catalysis Today, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2019.03.017

Bimetallic PdxNi(100-x) and PdxCu(100-x) structures of a wide compositional range supported on activated carbon were synthesised via a simple, cheap and commercially relevant method. The surface and bulk properties of both the bimetallic structures a... Read More

Effect of support oxygen storage capacity on the catalytic performance of Rh nanoparticles for CO2 reforming of methane (2018)
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Yentekakis, I. V., Goula, G., Hatzisymeon, M., Betsi-Argyropoulou, I., Botzolaki, G., Kousi, K., …Lambert, R. M. (2019). Effect of support oxygen storage capacity on the catalytic performance of Rh nanoparticles for CO2 reforming of methane. Applied catalysis. B, Environmental, 243, 490-501. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.10.048

The effects of the metal oxide support on the activity, selectivity, resistance to carbon deposition and high temperature oxidative aging on the Rh-catalyzed dry reforming of methane (DRM) were investigated. Three Rh catalysts supported on oxides cha... Read More

In-situ hydrogen generation from 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene for catalytic conversion of oleic acid to diesel fuel hydrocarbons: Parametric studies using Response Surface Methodology approach (2018)
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Cheah, K. W., Yusup, S., Kyriakou, G., Ameen, M., Taylor, M. J., Nowakowski, D. J., …Uemura, Y. (2019). In-situ hydrogen generation from 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene for catalytic conversion of oleic acid to diesel fuel hydrocarbons: Parametric studies using Response Surface Methodology approach. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(37), 20678-20689. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.05.112

This work reported a new strategy in producing synthetic diesel hydrocarbons from a mono-unsaturated fatty acid model compound, oleic acid and replacing high pressure molecular hydrogen with a hydrogen-rich donor solvent, 1,2,3,4–tetrahydronaphthalen... Read More

Ir-catalysed N2O decomposition effect of Ir particle size and metal support interactions (2017)
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Yentekakis, I., Goula, G., Kampouri, S., Betsi-argyropoulou, I., Panagiotopoulou, P., Taylor, M., …Lambert, R. (2018). Ir-catalysed N2O decomposition effect of Ir particle size and metal support interactions. Catalysis Letters, 148(1), 341-347. doi:10.1007/s10562-017-2233-z

The effect of the morphology of Ir particles supported on γ-Al2O3, 8 mol%Y2O3-stabilized ZrO2 (YSZ), 10 mol%Gd2O3-doped CeO2 (GDC) and 80 wt%Al2O3–10 wt%CeO2–10 wt%ZrO2 (ACZ) on their stability on oxidative conditions, the associated metal–support in... Read More

The ultra-selective hydrogenation of Furfural on PtCu supported bimetallic nanoparticles and on Pt(111) under ultra-high vacuum (2017)
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Taylor, M. The ultra-selective hydrogenation of Furfural on PtCu supported bimetallic nanoparticles and on Pt(111) under ultra-high vacuum. (Thesis). Aston University. Retrieved from https://hull-repository...ribe.com/output/1356923

The selective transformation of furfural, a biomass platform molecule, was studied on Pt based heterogeneous catalysts and model single crystal surfaces. Hydrogenation reactions were carried out at pressures ranging from ultra-high vacuum to 20 bar.... Read More

Critical role of oxygen in silver-catalyzed Glaser-Hay coupling on Ag(100) under vacuum and in solution on Ag particles (2017)
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Orozco, N., Kyriakou, G., Beaumont, S. K., Fernandez Sanz, J., Holgado, J. P., Taylor, M. J., …Lambert, R. M. (2017). Critical role of oxygen in silver-catalyzed Glaser-Hay coupling on Ag(100) under vacuum and in solution on Ag particles. ACS Catalysis, 7(5), 3113-3120. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.7b00431

The essential role of oxygen in enabling heterogeneously catalyzed Glaser-Hay coupling of phenylacetylene on Ag(100) was elucidated by STM, laboratory and synchrotron photoemission, and DFT calculations. In the absence of coadsorbed oxygen, phenylace... Read More

Catalytic hydrogenation and hydrodeoxygenation of Furfural over Pt(111): A model system for the rational design and operation of practical biomass conversion catalysts (2017)
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Taylor, M. J., Jiang, L., Reichert, J., Papageorgiou, A. C., Beaumont, S. K., Wilson, K., …Kyriakou, G. (2017). Catalytic hydrogenation and hydrodeoxygenation of Furfural over Pt(111): A model system for the rational design and operation of practical biomass conversion catalysts. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 121(15), 8490-8497. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01744

Furfural is a key bioderived platform chemical whose reactivity under hydrogen atmospheres affords diverse chemical intermediates. Here, temperature-programmed reaction spectrometry and complementary scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) are employed t... Read More

Stabilization of catalyst particles against sintering on oxide supports with high oxygen ion lability exemplified by Ir-catalyzed decomposition of N2O (2016)
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Yentekakis, I. V., Goula, G., Panagiotopoulou, P., Kampouri, S., Taylor, M. J., Kyriakou, G., & Lambert, R. M. (2016). Stabilization of catalyst particles against sintering on oxide supports with high oxygen ion lability exemplified by Ir-catalyzed decomposition of N2O. Applied catalysis. B, Environmental, 192, 357-364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.04.011

© 2016 Elsevier B.V.. Iridium nanoparticles deposited on a variety of surfaces exhibited thermal sintering characteristics that were very strongly correlated with the lability of lattice oxygen in the supporting oxide materials. Specifically, the hig... Read More

Selective oxidation of cyclohexene through gold functionalized silica monolith microreactors (2015)
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Alotaibi, M. T., Taylor, M. J., Liu, D., Beaumont, S. K., & Kyriakou, G. (2016). Selective oxidation of cyclohexene through gold functionalized silica monolith microreactors. Surface science, 646, 179-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2015.10.039

Two simple, reproducible methods of preparing evenly distributed Au nanoparticle containing mesoporous silica monoliths are investigated. These Au nanoparticle containing monoliths are subsequently investigated as flow reactors for the selective oxid... Read More

Highly selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported Pt nanoparticles under mild conditions (2015)
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Taylor, M. J., Durndell, L. J., Isaacs, M. A., Parlett, C. M., Wilson, K., Lee, A. F., & Kyriakou, G. (2016). Highly selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported Pt nanoparticles under mild conditions. Applied catalysis. B, Environmental, 180, 580-585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.07.006

The selective liquid phase hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol over Pt nanoparticles supported on SiO₂, ZnO, γ-Al2O₃, CeO₂ is reported under extremely mild conditions. Ambient hydrogen pressure, and temperatures as low as 50 °C are shown su... Read More