Group Leader: Dr Akshat Tanksale

Catalysis for Green Chemicals

Phone: +61 3 9902 4388

Selected Publications



  1. C.J. Hunt, I. Antonopoulou, A. Tanksale, U. Rova, P. Christakopoulos, V. Haritos, Insights into Substrate Binding of Ferulic Acid  Esterases by Arabinose and Methyl Hydroxycinannamate Esters and Molecular Docking , Scientific Reports, 7 (1), 17315, LINK 
  2. F.L. Chan, G. Altinkaya, N. Fung, A. Tanksale, Low Temperature Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide into Formaldehyde in Liquid Media, Catalysis Today, Accepted June 2017.
  3. T.W. Ching, V. Haritos, A. Tanksale, Microwave Assisted Conversion of Microcrystalline Cellulose into Value Added Chemicals Using Dilute Acid Catalyst, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2017, Volume 157, 1794-1800, LINK
  4. A.M. Bahmanpour, A. Hoadley, S. Mushrif, A. Tanksale Hydrogenation of Carbon Monoxide into Formaldehyde in Liquid Media, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2016, Volume 4(7), 3970-3977, LINK
  5. F.L. Chan, A. Tanksale, Catalytic Steam Gasification of Pinewood and Eucalyptus Sawdust Using Reactive Flash Volatilization, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2016, Volume 187, Pages 310-327, LINK
  6. B. Seemala, V. Haritos, A. Tanksale, Levulinic acid as a catalyst for the production of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural and furfural from lignocellulose biomass, ChemCatChem, 2015, Volume 8(3), Pages 640-647, LINK
  7. C.J. Hunt, A. Tanksale, V. Haritos, Biochemical Characterisation of a Halotolerant feruloyl esterase from Actinomyces spp.: refolding and activity following thermal deactivation, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Volume 100(4), Pages 1777-1787. LINK
  8. A.M. Bahmanpour, A. Hoadley, A. Tanksale, Formaldehyde Production via Hydrogenation of Carbon Monoxide in the Aqueous Phase, Green Chemistry, 2015, Volume 17(6), Pages 3500-3507. Link
  9. F.L. Chan, K. Umeki, A. Tanksale, Kinetic Study of Catalytic Steam Gasification of Biomass by Reactive Flash Volatilisation, ChemCatChem, 2015, Volume 7(8), Pages 1329-1337. Link
  10. A.M. Bahmanpour, A. Hoadley, A. Tanksale, Critical Review and Exergy Analysis of Formaldehyde Production Processes, Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 2014, Volume 30(6), Pages 583-604 . Link
  11. F.L. Chan, A. Tanksale, Catalytic Steam Gasification of Cellulose Using Reactive Flash Volatilization, ChemCatChem, 2014, Volume 6(9), 2727-2739. Link
  12. F.L. Chan, A. Tanksale, Review of Recent Developments in Ni-Based Catalysts  for Biomass Gasification, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2014, Volume 38, Pages 428-438. Link
  13. A. Shrotri, H. Kobayashi, A, Tanksale, A. Fukuoka, J.N. Beltramini, Transfer Hydrogenation of Cellulose-based Oligomers over Carbon-supported Ruthenium Catalyst in a Fixed-bed Reactor, ChemCatChem, 2014, Volume 6(5), 1349–1356. Link
  14. A. Shrotri, L.K. Lambert, A. Tanksale, J.N. Beltramini, Mechanical depolymerisation of acidulated cellulose: Understanding the solubility of high molecular weight oligomers, Green Chemistry, 2013, Volume 15 (10), 2761-2768. Link
  15. M. Konarova, A. Tanksale, J.N. Beltramini, G.Q. Lu, Effects of nano-confinement on the hydrogen desorption properties of MgH2, Nano Energy, 2013, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 98-104. Link
  16. A. Shrotri, A. Tanksale, J.N. Beltramini, H. Gurav, C.V. Satyanarayana, Converion of Cellulose to Polyols over Promoted Nickel Catalysts, Catalysis Science & Technology, 2012, 2(9), 1852-1858. Link
  17. M. Konarova, A. Tanksale, J.N. Beltramini, G.Q. Lu, Porous MgH2/C composite with fast hydrogen storage kinetics, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 37, Issue 10, May 2012, Pages 8370-8378. Link
  18. R. Marschall, A. Mukherji, A. Tanksale, C. Sun, S.C. Smith, L. Wang and G.Q. Lu, Preparation of new sulfur-doped and sulfur/nitrogen co-doped CsTaWO6 photocatalysts for hydrogen production from water under visible light, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, Pages 8871-8879. Link
  19. A. Mukherji, R. Marschall, A. Tanksale, C. Sun, S.C. Smith, G.Q. Lu, L. Wang, N-doped CsTaWO6 as a New Photocatalyst for Hydrogen Production from Water Splitting under Solar Irradiation, Advanced Functional Materials, 2011, 21, Pages 126-132. Link
  20. A. Tanksale, J. N. Beltramini, G. Q. Lu, A Review of Catalytic Hydrogen Production Processes from Biomass, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2010, 14, Pages 166-182. Link
  21. Chun-Hui Zhou, Jorge N. Beltramini, Chun-Xiang Lin, Zhi-Ping Xu, G. Q. (Max) Lu and A. Tanksale, Selective oxidation of biorenewable glycerol with molecular oxygen over Cu-containing layered double hydroxide-based catalysts, Catalysis Science and Technology, 2011, 1, Pages 111-122. Link
  22. A. Tanksale, C. H. Zhou, J. N. Beltramini, G. Q. Lu, Hydrogen production by aqueous phase reforming of sorbitol using bimetallic NiPt catalysts: metal support interaction, Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 2009, 65, 83. Link
  23. J. N. Beltramini, A. Tanksale, Improved performance of naphtha reforming process by the use of metal zeolite composite catalysts, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 2008, 174, 1235 . Link
  24. A. Tanksale, J. N. Beltramini, J. A. Dumesic, G. Q. Lu, Effect of Pt and Pd Promoter on Ni Supported Catalysts - A TPR/TPO/TPD and Microcalorimetry Study, Journal of Catalysis, 2008, 258, 366. Link
  25. A. Tanksale, Y Wong, J. N. Beltramini, G. Q. Lu, Hydrogen Generation from Liquid Phase Catalytic Reforming of Sugar Solutions Using Metal-Supported Catalysts, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 32, 2007, 717. Link
  26. A. Tanksale, Y Wong, J. N. Beltramini, G. Q. Lu, Effect of Promoter on Mesoporous Supports for Increased Hydrogen Production from Sugar Reforming, Proceedings of the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, IEEE cat. No. 06EX1411C, 2006, 540. Link
  27. A. Tanksale, J. N. Beltramini, G. Q. Lu, Reaction Mechanisms for Renewable Hydrogen from Liquid Phase Reforming of Sugar Compounds, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Minerals processing, 14, 2006, 9. Link