Special Issue "Catalysis for Global Development. Contributions around the Iberoamerican Federation of Catalysis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Helder T. Gomes

Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering – Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LSRE-LCM Associate Laboratory), Polytechnique Institute of Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; magnetic nanocatalysts; carbon-based materials; design, preparation and characterization of catalysts; advanced oxidation processes; environmental catalysis; catalytic wet peroxide oxidation; valorisation of sub-products; chemical engineering
Guest Editor
Prof. Joaquim Luís Faria

Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering - Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM), Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: catalysis and photocatalysis; physical-organic chemistry; chemistry and materials science; spectroscopic techniques; fine chemical synthesis; advanced oxidation processes; solar fuels; nanotechnology and nanoscience; biophysics and biochemistry; chemical education and science communication; chemical engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the biennial meetings, held since 1968, the Iberoamerican Federation of Catalysis Societies (FISoCat), the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) and the University of Coimbra jointly organizes the XXVI Iberoamerican Congress on Catalysis (CICat 2018), between the 9th and 14th of September 2018, in Coimbra, Portugal. CICat 2018 is of particular historical importance, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of this series of meetings. The present Special Issue will feature the works presented at CICat 2018 and also additional contributions, that promote linkage of the catalytic science, technology, education and culture plans and processes, involved in cooperation programs and projects among the Iberoamerican Member States and of these with the states and institutions of other regions.

Authors with expertise in any topic of catalysis are cordially invited to submit their manuscripts to this Special Issue of Catalysts. Significant full papers and review articles are very welcome. The topics of the conference will cover various aspects of catalysis in all of its diversity, as well other areas on the boundaries such as environmental protection, energy, sustainability, nanoscience, fine chemistry, biotechnology, surface chemistry and cultural heritage.

Prof. Dr. Helder Gomes
Prof. Dr. Joaquim Luís Faria
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Environmental Catalysis
  • Industrial Catalysis, Oil Refining, Natural Gas Conversion and Petrochemistry
  • Design, Preparation and Characterization of Catalysts
  • Sustainable Processes and Clean Energies
  • Fine Chemistry
  • Biocatalysis
  • Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Photocatalysis

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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle A New Tool in the Quest for Biocompatible Phthalocyanines: Palladium Catalyzed Aminocarbonylation for Amide Substituted Phthalonitriles and Illustrative Phthalocyanines Thereof
Catalysts 2018, 8(10), 480; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8100480 (registering DOI)
Received: 1 October 2018 / Revised: 16 October 2018 / Accepted: 17 October 2018 / Published: 20 October 2018
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The amide peptide bond type linkage is one of the most natural conjugations available, present in many biological synthons and pharmaceutical drugs. Hence, aiming the direct conjugation of potentially biologically active compounds to phthalocyanines, herein we disclose a new strategy for direct modulation
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The amide peptide bond type linkage is one of the most natural conjugations available, present in many biological synthons and pharmaceutical drugs. Hence, aiming the direct conjugation of potentially biologically active compounds to phthalocyanines, herein we disclose a new strategy for direct modulation of phthalonitriles, inspired by an attractive synthetic strategy for the preparation of carboxamides based on palladium-catalyzed aminocarbonylation of aryl halides in the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) which, to our knowledge, has never been used to prepare amide-substituted phthalonitriles, the natural precursors for the synthesis of phthalocyanines. Some examples of phthalocyanines prepared thereof are also reported, along with their full spectroscopic characterization and photophysical properties initial assessment. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Synthesis and Regeneration of Nickel-Based Catalysts for Hydrodeoxygenation of Beech Wood Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oil
Catalysts 2018, 8(10), 449; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8100449
Received: 17 August 2018 / Revised: 29 September 2018 / Accepted: 8 October 2018 / Published: 12 October 2018
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Four nickel-based catalysts are synthesized by wet impregnation and evaluated for the hydrotreatment/hydrodeoxygenation of beech wood fast-pyrolysis bio-oil. Parameters such as elemental analysis, pH value, and water content, as well as the heating value of the upgraded bio-oils are considered for the evaluation
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Four nickel-based catalysts are synthesized by wet impregnation and evaluated for the hydrotreatment/hydrodeoxygenation of beech wood fast-pyrolysis bio-oil. Parameters such as elemental analysis, pH value, and water content, as well as the heating value of the upgraded bio-oils are considered for the evaluation of the catalysts’ activity and catalyst reuse in cycles of hydrodeoxygenation after regeneration. The reduction temperature, selectivity and hydrogen consumption are distinct among them, although all catalysts tested produce upgraded bio-oils with reduced oxygen concentration, lower water content and higher energy density. Ni/SiO2, in particular, can remove more than 50% of the oxygen content and reduce the water content by more than 80%, with low coke and gas formation. The evaluation over four consecutive hydrotreatment reactions and catalyst regeneration shows a slightly reduced hydrodeoxygenation activity of Ni/SiO2, mainly due to deactivation caused by sintering and adsorption of poisoning substances, such as sulfur. Following the fourth catalyst reuse, the upgraded bio-oil shows 43% less oxygen in comparison to the feedstock and properties comparable to the upgraded bio-oil obtained with the fresh catalyst. Hence, nickel-based catalysts are promising for improving hardwood fast-pyrolysis bio-oil properties, especially monometallic nickel catalysts supported on silica. Full article
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