Special Issue "Sustainable Nanocatalysts for Organic Transformations"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanostructured Catalysts".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mohammadreza Shokouhimehr Website E-Mail
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Interests: organic chemistry; nano-catalysts; heterogeneous reactions
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Rajender S. Varma Website 1 Website 2 E-Mail
1) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ORD National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
2) Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Olomouc, Šlechtitelů 11, 783 71 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Phone: (513)-487-2701
Fax: (513)-569-7677
Interests: organic chemistry; nanotechnology; synthetic organic chemistry; heterogeneous analysis; synthetic heterocyclic chemistry; nano-catalysis; microwave assisted organic synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Synthetic organic transformations are vital for the manufacture of a large variety of pharmaceuticals, polymers, agrochemicals, intermediates, and fine chemical products. Metal nanoparticle-based catalysts (nanocatalysts) are essential emerging materials in enhancing these advanced processes due to their unique catalytic activities and selectivities; they are appropriate substitutes for traditional catalysts in promoting various catalytic transformations. Consequently, their applications for expediting organic reactions have seen tremendous progress in recent years in view of the nanotechnology advancements that enable precise control of the size, shape, and morphology of such compositions. Nanocatalysts can be adorned on rigid supports such as carbon, mesoporous silica, and zeolites, thus creating sustainable catalytic systems. They can be endowed with magnetic properties for their facile retrieval and reuse, rendering them an ideal system for industrial practicability. This Special Issue is devoted to the applications of various nanostructured catalysts, issues associated with heterogeneous catalytic transformations and applications in greener and sustainable processes, and diverse organic reactions attained by nanocatalysts. Reviews and original research papers are invited from fundamental to industrial application on nanostructured or nanobased catalysts having potential application in any organic transformations. The potential topics include but are not limited to:

 -  Name reactions catalyzed by nanocatalysts;

-   Recent developments in advanced nanocatalysts;

-   Methods for characterizations in heterogeneous organic reactions;

-   Various organic reactions catalyzed by nanocatalysts;

-   Nanostructured catalysts for greener and sustainable organic processes;

-   Retrievable and reusable nanocatalysts;

-   Solid supported nanocatalysts for diverse catalytic transformations;

-   Magnetic nanocomposite catalysts;

-   Oxidation and reduction reactions by nanocatalysts;

-   Cross-coupling and tandem reactions by nanocatalysts.

Prof. Dr. Mohammadreza Shokouhimehr
Prof. Dr. Rajender S. Varma
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Nanocatalysts
  • Name reactions
  • Sustainable processes
  • Heterogeneous reactions
  • Magnetic nanocatalysts
  • Reusable nanocatalysts
  • Greener reactions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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