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  1. Hongliang, Huamin Wang, Eric Kuhn, Melvin P. Tucker, and Bin Yang*, “Production of Jet Fuel Range Hydrocarbons from Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin over Super Lewis Acid Combined with Metal Catalysts”, ChemSusChem, 2017. 10.1002/cssc.201701567.
  2. Bin Yang*, Ling Tao, and Charles E. Wyman, “Strengths, Challenges, and Opportunities for Hydrothermal Pretreatment in Lignocellulosic Biorefineries”, BioFPR, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/bbb.
  3. Daochen Zhu, Changxiao Xie, Weimin Zhang, Jianzhong Sun, Weijun Qian, and Bin Yang*, “Biodegradation of Lignin by Bacillus ligniniphilus L1” Biotechnology for Biofuels, 10:44, 2017. DOI 10.1186/s13068-017-0735-y.
  4. Wang, Hongliang; Ruan, Hao; Feng, Maoqi, Qin, Yuling; Job, Heather; Luo, Langli; Wang, Chongmin; Chen, Xiaowen; Tucker, Melvin, and Bin Yang*, “Ru-based Bimetallic Catalysts Supported on Zeolite Y for Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin to Hydrocarbons”, ChemSusChem, 10,1846 –1856, 2017. DOI:10.1002/cssc.201700160.
  5. Wang, Hongliang, Feng, Maoqi, and Bin Yang*, “Catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of anisole: an insight into the role of metals on transalkylation reactions in bio-oil upgraing”, Green Chemistry, 2 2017, 19, 1668 – 1673. DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03198F.
  6. Libing Zhang, Li Fu, Hongfei Wang*, and Bin Yang*, “Vibrational Signatures of Cellulose Surface and Bulk Probed by Sum Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy,” Scientific Report, 2017. 7, 44319; doi: 10.1038/srep44319. News: New way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts
  7. Jian Shi, Dong Wu, Libing Zhang, Blake A. Simmons, Seema Singh, Bin Yang, and Charles E. Wyman*, “Dynamics Changes of Substrate Reactivity and Enzyme Adsorption on Partially Hydrolyzed Cellulose”, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol. 114, No. 3, 503-515, 2017.
  8. Xiuqing Zhang, Zhangyang Xu, Zhou Chen, Xiaoyan Tan, Jing Hu, Bin Yang*, Junshe Sun, “Intraspecific variation and phylogenetic relationships are revealed by ITS 1 secondary structure analysis and single-nucleotide polymorphism in Ganoderma lucidum”, PLoS ONE, 2017, 12(1): e0169042. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169042.
  9. Hongliang Wang, Libing Zhang, Yunqiao Pu, and Bin Yang*, “Effects of Lignin Structure on Hydrodeoxygenation Reactivity of Pinewood Lignin to Valuable Chemicals”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering,  DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b02563, Publication Date (Web): 05 Jan 2017.
  10. Yucai He, Xiaolu Li, Peiyu Leu, John R. Cort, and Bin Yang*, “Lipid Production from Dilute Alkali Corn Stover Lignin by Rhodococcus Strains,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering,  DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b02627, Publication Date (Web): January 9, 2017.
  11. Yucai He, Xiaolu Li, Xiaoyun Xue, Marie S Swita, Andy Smith, and Bin Yang*, “Biological Conversion of The Aqueous Byproduct from Hydrothermal Liquifaction of Algal and Pine Wood with Rhodococci,” Bioresource Technology, 2017, 224: 457–464.
  12. Yucai He, Xiaolu Li, Peiyu Leu, Andy Smith, and Bin Yang*, “Biological Conversion of The Aqueous Byproduct from Hydrothermal Liquifaction of Algal and Pine Wood with Rhodococci,” Bioresource Technology, 10.1016/j.biortech.2016.10.059, 2016.
  13. Libing Zhang, Yunqiao Pu, John R. Cort, Art J. Ragauskas, a, and Bin Yang*, “Revealing the Molecular Structure Basis for the Recalcitrance of Hardwood and Softwood in Dilute Acid Flowthrough Pretreatment,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b01491, Publication Date (Web): October 3, 2016
  14.  Jian Shi, Dong Wu, Libing Zhang, Blake A. Simmons, Seema Singh, Bin Yang, and Charles E. Wyman, “Dynamics Changes of Substrate Reactivity and Enzyme Adsorption on Partially Hydrolyzed Cellulose”, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2016. DOI 10.1002/bit.26180.
  15. Hongliang Wang, Libing Zhang, Hao Ruan, John R. Cort, and Bin Yang*, “The ZnCl 2 Induced Catalytic Upgrading of Softwood Lignin to Aromatics/Hydrocarbons”, Green Chemistry, 2016, 18, 2802-2810.DOI: 10.1039/c5gc02967.
  16. Yu-Cai He*, Feng Liu, Lei Gong, Jun-Hua Di, Yun Ding, Cui-Luan Ma, Dan, Ping Zhang, Zhi-Cheng Tao, Cheng Wang, and Bin Yang, “Enzymatic in situ saccharification of chestnut shell with high ionic liquid-tolerant cellulases from Galactomyces sp. CCZU11-1 in a biocompatible ionic liquid-cellulase media,” Bioresource Technology, 2016, 201, 133-139.
  17. Yan Lishi, Pu Yunqiao, Bowden Mark, Ragauskas Arthur, and Bin Yang*, “Physiochemical Characterization of Flowthrough Pretreated Lignocellulosic Biomass,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2016, 4 (1), pp 219–227, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b01021.
  18. Libing Zhang, Lishi Yan, Zheming Wang, Dhrubojyoti lascar, Marie Swita, John R. Cort, and Bin Yang*, “Characterization of Lignin Derived from Water-only and Dilute Acid Flowthrough Pretreatment of Poplar Wood at Elevated Temperatures,” Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2015, 8 (1):1-14 doi: 10.1186/s13068-015-0377-x.
  19. H. Wang, H. Ruan, H. Pei, H. Wang, X. Chen, M. P. Tucker, J. R. Cort, and B.Yang*, “Biomass-derived Lignin to Jet Fuel Range Hydrocarbons via Aqueous Phase Hydrodeoxygenation,” Green Chemistry, 2015,17, 5131-5135, DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01534K.
  20. Libing Zhang, Zhou Lu, Luis Velarde, Li Fu, Yunqiao Pu, Shi-you You Ding, Arthur J. Ragauskas, Hongfei Wang , and Bin Yang*, “Vibrational Spectral Signature of Cellulose Microfibrils Using High Resolution Broadband Sum Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy (HR-BB-SFG-VS),” Cellulose. 22:1469–1484 2015, DOI 10.1007/s10570-015-0588-0.
  21. Xie S, Qin X, Cheng Y, Laskar D, Qiao W, Sun S, Reyes L, Wang X, Dai Y, Sattler S, Kao K, Yang B, Zhang X, and Yuan S*, “Simultaneous Conversion of All Cell Wall Components by Oleaginous Fungus without Chemi-physical Pretreatment,” Green Chemistry, 17:1657-1667, 2015. DOI: 10.1039/c4gc01529k.
  22. Jeon J, Zhang L, Laskar L, Lemmon J, Choi D, , Nandasiri M, Hashmi A, Xu J,. Motkuri R, Fernandez C, Liu J, Lutkenhaus J, Tucker M, McGrail P, Yang B*, and Nune K*, “Controlling Porosity in Lignin-Derived Nanoporous Carbon for Supercapacitor Applications”, ChemSusChem, 8(3): 428–432, 2015.
  23. Yan L, Greenwood A, Hossain A, and Yang B*. “A Comprehensive Mechanistic Kinetic Model for Dilute Acid Hydrolysis of Switchgrass Cellulose to Glucose, 5-HMF and Levulinic Acid,” RSC Advances, 4, 23492-23504, 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C4RA01631A.
  24. Yan L, Zhang L, and Yang B*. “Enhancement of Total Sugar and Lignin Yields through Dissolution of Poplar Wood by Hot Water and Dilute Acid Flowthrough Pretreatment,” Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2014, 7:76 doi:10.1186/1754-6834-7-76.
  25. Laskar D, Tucker M, Chen X, Helms D, and Yang B*. “Noble-Metal Catalyzed Hydrodeoxygenation of Biomass-Derived Lignin to Aromatic Hydrocarbons,” Green Chemistry, 2014, 16 (2), 897 – 910. DOI: 10.1039/c3gc42041h.
  26. Yan L, Laskar D, Lee S, and Yang B*. “Aqueous Catalytic Conversion of Agarose to 5- Hydroxymethylfurfural by Metal Chlorides”. RSC Advances, 3:24090–24098, 2013.
  27. Laskar D, Zeng J, Yan L, Chen S, and Yang B*. “Characterization of Lignin Derived from Water-only Flowthrough Pretreatment of Miscanthus,” Industrial Crops and Products, 50: 391–399, 2013.
  28. Laskar D, Wang H, Lee J, and Yang B*. “Pathways for Biomass-Derived Lignin to Hydrocarbon Fuels,” Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining, 7:602–626, 2013. DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1422. Invited.
  29. Zhang T, Jakob K, Wyman CE, Yang B*.” Rapid selection and identification of Miscanthus species with enhanced total glucose and xylose yields from hydrothermal pretreatment followed by enzymatic hydrolysis,” Biotechnology for Biofuels, 5:56, 2012. Doi:10.1186/1754-6834-5-56.
  30. Tao, L.; Aden, A.; Elander Richard*, T.; Pallapolu Venkata, R.; Lee, Y. Y.; Garlock Rebecca, J.; Balan, V.; Dale Bruce, E.; Kim, Y.; Mosier Nathan, S.; Ladisch Michael, R.; Falls, M.; Holtzapple Mark, T.; Sierra, R.; Shi, J.; Ebrik Mirvat, A.; Redmond, T.; Yang, B.; Wyman Charles, E.; Hames, B.; Thomas, S.; Warner Ryan, E., “Process and technoeconomic analysis of leading pretreatment technologies for lignocellulosic ethanol production using switchgrass,” Bioresource Technology, 102 (24), 11105-14. 2011.
  31. B. Yang*, Z. Dai, S. Ding, C. Wyman, “Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulosic Biomass,” Biofuels, 2(4): 421-450, 2011. Invited.
  32. J. Shi, Y. Pu, B. Yang*, A. Ragauskas, C. Wyman, “Comparison of microwave to fluid sand baths for heating tubular reactors for hydrothermal and dilute acid batch pretreatment of corn stover”, Bioresource Technology, 102(10): 5952-5961, 2011.
  33. Q. Qing, B. Yang, C. Wyman*, “Xylooligomers Are Strong Inhibitors of Cellulose Hydrolysis by Enzymes”, Bioresource Technology,” 101(24): 9624-9630, 2010.
  34. Q. Qing, B. Yang, C. Wyman*, “Impact of Surfactants on Pretreatment of Corn Stover,” Bioresource Technology, 101(15): 5941-5951, 2010.
  35. Jungho Jae, Geoffrey Tompsett, Yu-Chuan Lin, Torren Carlson, Jiacheng Shen, Taiying Zhang, Bin Yang, Charles E. Wyman, W. Curtis Conner and George Huber*, “Depolymerization of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Fuel Precursors: Maximizing Carbon Efficiency by Combining Hydrolysis with Pyrolysis,” Energy & Environmental Science, 2010, 3, 358–365.
  36. B. Yang*, C. Wyman, ”Pretreatment: the key to unlocking low cost cellulosic ethanol,” BioFPR, 2:26-40, 2008. Invited.
  37. B. Yang, C. Wyman*, ”Characterization of the degree of polymerization of xylooligomers produced by flowthrough hydrolysis of pure xylan and corn stover with water”, Bioresource Technology, 99:5756-5762, 2008.
  38. B. Yang*, Y. Lu, ”Perspective: The promise of cellulosic ethanol production in China,” Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 82, 1, 6-10, 2007. Invited
  39. B. Yang, C. Wyman*, ”BSA treatment to enhance enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose in lignin containing substrates,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 94, 4, 611-617, 2006.
  40. B. Yang, D. Willies, C. Wyman*, ”Changes in the enzymatic hydrolysis rate of Avicel cellulose with conversion,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 94, 4, 1122-1128, 2006.
  41. B. Yang, C. Wyman*, ”Effect of Hemicellulose and Lignin Removal for Batch and Flowthrough Pretreatment on the Enzymatic Digestibility of Corn Stover Cellulose,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 86, 1, 88-98, 2004.
  42. Y. Lu, B. Yang, D. Gregg, S. Mansfield, J. Saddler*, ”Cellulase adsorption and an evaluation of enzyme recycle during hydrolysis of steam-exploded softwood residues,” Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 98-100, 641- 654, 2002.
  43. B. Yang, B. Abdel, S. Mansfield, J. Saddler*, ”A fast and efficient alkaline peroxide treatment to enhance the enzymatic digestibility of steam exploded softwood substrates,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 77, 6, 678-684, 2002.
  44. H. Ingesson, B. Yang, A. Esteghlalian, J. Saddler, G. Zacchi*, The effect of shaking regime on the rate and extent of enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose,” Journal of Biotechnology, 88, 177-182, 2001.
  45. B. Yang*, Y. Lu, K. Gao, Z. Deng, ”Research on fermentation of sugarcane bagasse hydrolyzate to ethanol,” Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, 13, 4, 253-261, 1996.
  46. B. Yang*, Melvin Tucker, “Laboratory Pretreatment Systems to Understand Biomass Deconstruction,” Aqueous Pretreatment of Plant Biomass for Biological and Chemical Conversion, to Fuels and Chemicals. John Wiley & Sons, Limited, Charles E. Wyman (Eds), 489-521, 2013.
  47. B. Yang, C. Wyman*, ”Cellulosic Ethanol from Agricultural Residues,” Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts, The Blackwell Inc., Blaschek H., Ezeji, T. and Scheffran, J (Eds), 175-200, 2010.
  48. B. Yang*, C. Wyman, ”Dilute acid and autohydrolysis pretreatment,” October, Methods in molecular biology: biofuel, The Human Press Inc., J. Melenz (Eds), 15, 2009.
  49. B. Yang, M.C. Gray, C. Liu, T.A. Lloyd, S. L. Stuhler, A.O. Converse, C.E. Wyman*, ”Unconventional Relationships for Hemicellulose Hydrolysis and Subsequent Cellulose Digestion,” Lignocellulose Biodegradation (ACS Symposium Series 889, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.), Chapter 6, American Chemical Society, B.C. Saha, K. Hayashi (Eds.), 100 – 125, 2004.
  50. B. Yang*, C. Wyman, ”Biotechnology for Cellulosic Ethanol,” Asia Pacific Biotechnology News, 11, 9, 555-563, 2007. Invited.
  51. B. Yang*, C. Wyman, ”Advancing cellulosic ethanol technology in China,” Chemistry in Progress, 17, 7/8, 1072-1075, 2007. Invited.
  52.  Jian Shi, Mirvat Ebrik, Bin Yang*, and Charles E. Wyman, “The Potential of Cellulosic Ethanol Production from Municipal solid waste: A Technical and Economic Evaluation” UC Energy Institute, 2009.

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