3 articles published in JoVE
A Novel Method for the Pentosan Analysis Present in Jute Biomass and Its Conversion into Sugar Monomers Using Acidic Ionic Liquid Babasaheb M. Matsagar1, Shahriar A. Hossain2,3, Tofazzal Islam4, Yusuke Yamauchi2,3,5,6, Kevin C.-W. Wu1 1Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 3Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM), University of Wollongong, 4Department of Biotechnology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, 5School of Chemical Engineering & Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), University of Queensland, 6Department of Plant and Environmental New Resources, Kyung Hee University We present a protocol for the synthesis of C5 sugars (xylose and arabinose) from a renewable non-edible lignocellulosic biomass (i.e., jute) with the presence of Brønsted acidic ionic liquids (BAILs) as the catalyst in water. The BAILs catalyst exhibited better catalytic performance than conventional mineral acid catalysts (H2SO4 and HCl).
Chemical Synthesis of Porous Barium Titanate Thin Film and Thermal Stabilization of Ferroelectric Phase by Porosity-Induced Strain Norihiro Suzuki1,2, Minoru Osada3, Motasim Billah3,4, Yoshio Bando3,4, Yusuke Yamauchi5,6, Shahriar A. Hossain3,4 1Research Institute for Science and Technology (RIST), Tokyo University of Science (TUS), 2International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 3International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 4Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM), University of Wollongong, 5School of Chemical Engineering, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), University of Queensland, 6Department of Plant & Environmental New Resources, Kyung Hee University Here, we present a protocol for the synthesis of porous barium titanate (BaTiO3) thin film by a surfactant-assisted sol-gel method, in which self-assembled amphipathic surfactant micelles are used as an organic template.
In Situ Neutron Powder Diffraction Using Custom-made Lithium-ion Batteries William R. Brant1, Siegbert Schmid1, Guodong Du2, Helen E. A. Brand3, Wei Kong Pang2,4,5, Vanessa K. Peterson4, Zaiping Guo2,5, Neeraj Sharma6 1School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, 2Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, 3Australian Synchrotron, 4Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, 5School of Mechanical, Materials, and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Wollongong, 6School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales We describe the design and construction of an electrochemical cell for the examination of electrode materials using in situ neutron powder diffraction (NPD). We briefly comment on alternate in situ NPD cell designs and discuss methods for the analysis of the corresponding in situ NPD data produced using this cell.