Special Issue "Ionic Liquids in Catalysis"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2013)
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Liebscher
Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: ionic liquids as solvents in catalysis; ionic liquids and recycling of catalysts; ionic liquid as supports for catalysts ; ionic liquids on catalytic nanoparticles; ionic liquids in organocatalysis; ionic liquids in transition metal catalysis; task specific ionic liquids with catalytic activity
Ionic liquids have gained extremely wide interest in organic synthesis over the last 12 years. Their properties can be tuned according to the needs of the reaction by changing cations or anions or both. Ionic liquids entered also the field of catalysis. Here, they can give rise to a number of advantages over conventional solvents such as higher catalytic activity, better solubility of the catalyst, homogeneity of the reaction mixture, wider temperature range, easy separation of products, effective absorption of microwaves for activation, recycling of catalysts and solvents. Recycling and re-usage of the catalytic system, i. e., catalyst and ionic liquid is in particular attractive for economic and environmental reasons in especially if it comes to large scale applications. Although ionic liquids were initially used mainly in transition metal complex catalysis they have found many fold applications in organocatalysis and enzymology afterwards. In addition to traditional methods also microreactors have been applied with success in this area.
In this special issue we aim at recent progress in the application of ionic liquids in catalysis of organic reactions and the development of new catalytic systems based on ionic liquids.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Liebscher
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- ionic liquids as solvents in catalysis
- ionic liquids and recycling of catalysts
- ionic liquid as supports for catalysts
- ionic liquids on catalytic nanoparticles
- ionic liquids in organocatalysis
- ionic liquids in transition metal catalysis
- task specific ionic liquids with catalytic activity