Special Issue "Activation of Dioxygen and Liquid Phase Oxidation Catalysis for Fine Chemistry"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018)
Prof. Dr. Véronique Nardello-Rataj
Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, Université Lille1, UMR CNRS 8181, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
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Interests: singlet molecular oxygen; hydrogen peroxide; catalytic oxidation; non conventional reaction media; Pickering emulsions; polyphasic microemulsions; Pickering interfacial catalysis; balanced catalytic surfactants; amphiphilic catalytic nanoparticles; physicochemistry of nano- and microdispersed systems
Green chemistry has emerged as a very important topic for sustainable chemistry. Research is now guided by a set of principles that must be taken into account, e.g., (1) the design of processes that minimize the amount of by-products and wastes, (2) the use of safe and benign reactants and solvents, (3) the development of catalytic processes, etc. In this context, catalytic oxidation plays a central role, in particular in the fine-chemical industry. Many industrial processes still involve the use of stoichiometric reagents which have to be replaced by catalytic systems. Over the last few decades, several elegant liquid phase catalytic oxidation reactions involving oxygen or hydrogen peroxide as green oxidants have been explored. They include, for example, biphasic catalysis, dendrimers, hyperbranched polymers, ionic liquids, microemulsions and emulsions, organized systems, etc. using various efficient and selective tailor-made chemical and biochemical catalysts.
The aim of this Special Issue is to cover the promising recent research and novel trends in the field of catalytic oxidation with a special focus on liquid phase catalytic oxidation. Thus, new catalysts, new oxidants derived from oxygen activation, original reaction media, etc., used for the synthesis of chemicals for the fine chemistry will be of interest for this Special Issue, as well as new mechanistic insights into the oxidative processes.
Prof. Dr. Véronique Nardello-Rataj
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non-conventional reaction media
enzymatic oxidation catalysis
industrial prospects for oxidation and fine chemistry