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Sulfonated sporopollenin as an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for dehydration of D-xylose and xylan into furfural (2016)
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Wang, Y., Len, T., Huang, Y., Diego Taboada, A., Boa, A. N., Ceballos, C., …Len, C. (2017). Sulfonated sporopollenin as an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for dehydration of D-xylose and xylan into furfural. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 5(1), 392-398. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b01780

The natural acidity of sporopollenin, the biopolymer coating the outer walls of pollen grains, was enhanced by the sulfonation of its surface. Modified sporopollenin displaying sulfonic acid groups has been prepared, characterized by elemental analys... Read More about Sulfonated sporopollenin as an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for dehydration of D-xylose and xylan into furfural.

Sporopollenin as an efficient green support for covalent immobilization of a lipase (2015)
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de Souza, S. P., Bassut, J., Marquez, H. V., Junior, I. I., Miranda, L. S. M., Huang, Y., …de Souza, R. O. M. A. (2015). Sporopollenin as an efficient green support for covalent immobilization of a lipase. Catalysis science & technology, 5(6), 3130-3136. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cy01682c

Sporopollenin exine capsules (SECs), derived from the spores of Lycopodium clavatum, have been functionalised with 1,n-diamines and the resulting aminoalkyl microcapsules used to immobilize Candida antarctica lipase B (Cal B) via a glutaradehyde-base... Read More about Sporopollenin as an efficient green support for covalent immobilization of a lipase.

Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores (2012)
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Queneau, Y., Boa, A., Atkin, S., Beckett, S., MacKenzie, G., Huang, Y., …Mackenzie, G. (2012). Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(19), 9767-9773. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2jm00103a

Microcapsules were obtained conveniently from Lycopodium clavatum spores possessing either a single layered shell of sporopollenin (exine) or double layered shell of sporopollenin and cellulose with an inner layer (intine). These microcapsules were f... Read More about Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores.