Recent work with OREAL JEROME François and his team made the cover of the journal Green Chemistry in April 2013.
The cover features work by François Jérôme and co-workers from France. Their Paper, ‘Pretreatment of microcrystalline cellulose by ultrasounds: effect of particle size in the heterogeneously-catalyzed hydrolysis of cellulose to glucose’ demonstrates that activity of a sulfonated carbon in the heterogeneously-catalyzed hydrolysis of cellulose was greatly improved by assistance of ultrasound. The paper demonstrates that the sonication method was as effective as conventional pre-treatments such as ball-milling or ionic liquids. read the article