Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group



  • Proyectos de I+D para jóvenes investigadores de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos: Procesos de condensación aldólica de intermedios moleculares procedentes de la biomasa lignocelulósica para la producción de precursores de carburantes de aviación

    Funding : Comunidad de Madrid, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (BIOCAVI)
    Start / End Years : 2020 - 2021
    Principal Investigator : Paniagua Martín, Marta
    Research Team : - Paniagua Martín, Marta 












Stable continuous production of -Valerolactone frombiomass-derived Levulinic Acid over Zr–Al-Beta zeolite catalyst

López-Aguado, C.; Paniagua, M.; Melero, J. A.; Iglesias, J.; Juárez, P.; López Granados, M.; Morales, G.


Glycerol valorization: conversion to lactic acid by heterogeneous catalysis and separation by ion exchange chromatography

Arcanjo, M. R. A.; da Silva Jr, I. J.; Cavalcante Jr, C. L.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, J.; Paniagua, M.; Melero, J. A.; Vieira, R. S.


From levulinic acid biorefineries to ?-valerolactone (GVL) using a bi-functional Zr-Al- Beta catalyst

Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.; Iglesias, J.; Paniagua, M.; López-Aguado, C.


Rational Optimization of Reaction Conditions for the One-Pot Transformation of Furfural to ?-Valerolactone over Zr–Al-Beta Zeolite: Toward the Efficient Utilization of Biomass

Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Iglesias, J.; Paniagua, M.; López-Aguado, C.


Zr-USY zeolite: Efficient catalyst for the transformation of xylose into bio-products

López-Aguado, C.; Paniagua, M.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; García-Fierro, J. L.; Melero, J. A.


ZrO2-SBA-15 catalysts for the one-pot cascade synthesis of GVL from furfural

Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Paniagua, M.; Hernández, B.; Osatiashtiani, A.; Lee, A. F.; Wilson, K.


Catalytic upgrading of furfuryl alcohol to bio-products: Catalysts screening and kinetic analysis

Paniagua, M.; Melero, J. A.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Hernández, B.; López-Aguado, C.


Efficient one-pot production of ?-valerolactone from xylose over Zr-Al-Beta zeolite: rational optimization of catalyst synthesis and reaction conditions

Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Iglesias, J.; Paniagua, M.; López-Aguado, C.; Wilson, K.; Osatiashtiani, A.


Efficient production of 5-ethoxymethylfurfural from fructose by sulfonic mesostructured silica using DMSO as co-solvent

Morales, G.; Paniagua, M.; Melero, J. A.; Iglesias, J.


Efficient production of Triacetin from Glycerol over Arenesulfonic acid-modified SBA-15 catalyst

Morales, G.; Paniagua, M.; Melero, J. A.; Vicente, G.


One-pot cascade transformation of xylose into ?-valerolactone (GVL) over bifunctional Brønsted–Lewis Zr–Al-beta zeolite

Hernández, B.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, G.; Paniagua, M.; López-Aguado, C.; García Fierro, J. L.; Wolf, P.; Hermans, I.; Melero, J. A.


Dehydration of Xylose to Furfural in alcohol media in the presence of solid acid catalysts

Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Paniagua, M.; Hernández, B.


Zr-SBA-15 Lewis acid catalyst: Activity in Meerwein Ponndorf Verley reduction

Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Moreno, J.; Segura, Y.; Paniagua, M.; Cambra, A.; Hernández, B.


Xylose Isomerization with Zeolites in a Two-Step Alcohol–Water Process

Paniagua, M.; Saravanamurugan, S.; Melian-Rodriguez, M.; Melero, J. A.; Riisager, A.


Conformal sulfated zirconia monolayer catalysts for the one-pot synthesis of ethyl levulinate from glucose

Morales, G.; Osatiashtiani, A.; Hernández, B.; Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Paniagua, M.; Brown, D. R.; Granollers, M.; Lee, A. F.; Wilson, K.


Advanced biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass

Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.; Iglesias, J.; Paniagua, M.


Sulfonic acid heterogeneous catalysts for dehydration of C6-monosaccharides to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in dimethyl sulfoxide

Morales, G.; Melero, J. A.; Paniagua, M.; Iglesias, J.; Hernández, B.; Sanz, M.


Tigh control of cellulose depolymeration towards glucose in organic electrolyte solutions

Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Paniagua, M.; Andreola, M. T.; Barrgán, E.


Efficient isomerization of glucose to fructuse over zeolites in consecutive reactions in alcohol and aqueous media

Saravanamurugan, S.; Paniagua, M.; Melero, J. A.; Riisager, A.


Efficient conversion of levulinic acid into alkyl levulinates catalyzed by sulfonic mesostructured silicas

Melero, J. A.; Morales, G.; Iglesias, J.; Paniagua, M.; Hernández, B.; Penedo, S.


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