Sviatlana Siankevich, Zhaofu Fei, Rosario Scopelliti, Philip Jessop, Jiaguang Zhang, Ning Yanc, Paul J. Dysona (2016), Direct conversion of mono- and polysaccharides into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using ionic liquid mixtures, in ChemSusChem
Siankevich Sviatlana, Savoglidis Georgios, Fei Zhaofu, Laurenczy Gabor, Alexander Duncan T. L., Yan Ning, Dyson Paul J. (2014), A novel platinum nanocatalyst for the oxidation of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural into 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid under mild conditions, in JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS
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Siankevich Sviatlana, Fei Zhaofu, Yan Ning, Dyson Paul, Application of ionic liquids in the downstream processing of lignocellulosic biomass, in Chimia
, 69, 592-596.
Bulut Safak, Fei Zhaofu, Siankevich Sviatlana, Zhang Jianguang, Yann Ning, Dyson Paul, Aqueous-phase hydrogenation of alkenes and arenes: The growing role of nano scale catalysts, in Catalysis Today
, 247, 97-103.
Bulut Safak, Siankevich Sviatlana, Savoglidis Georgios, Alexander Dunkan T.L., Hatzimanikatis Vassily, Yan Ning, Dyson Paul J., Zhang Jiaguang, Efficient bimetallic nanoparticle water-based catalysts for the cleavage of aryl ether C−O linkages, in Angewandte Chemie
Siankevich Sviatlana, Fei Zhaofu, Scopelliti Rosario, Laurenczy Gabor, Katsyuba Sergei, Yan Ning, Dyson Paul, Enhanced Conversion of Carbohydrates to the Platform Chemical 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Using Designer Ionic Liquids, in ChemSusChem
Siankevich Sviatlana, Mozzettini Simone, Bobbink Felix, Yan Ning, Fei Zhaofu, Dyson Paul J., Influence of the anion on the oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using platinum nanoparticle-ionic polymer supported catalysts, in ChemCatChem
The proposed project is concerned with the simultaneous transformation of cellulose/hemicelluloses/lignin concomitantly using nanocatalysts combined with benign solvents. The proposed strategy is eco-friendly as it involves the avoidance of corrosive catalysts/reagents currently used. It is also expected that the new process will be less energy intensive than exisitng systems, as reactions will be conducted under milder condition over more active catalyst and will avoiding pre-treatment and pre-separation process. Thus, we intend to develop an economically attractive process that converts wood and wood derived compounds (usually waste materials) to high value chemicals- We also intend to develop a pilot scale process in Switzerland to demonstrate the feasibility of obtaining vulauble chemicals from renewable sources.