Special Issue "Supramolecules for Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Pierre-Edouard Danjou
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Unit of Environmental Chemistry and Interactions on Living, Unite Chim Environm & Interact Vivant, University of the Littoral Opal Coast, 59 379 Dunkerque, France
Interests: supramolecules; organic synthesis; host/guest chemistry; metal recognition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Supramolecules are a wide range of host compounds including very different families of molecules like cyclodextrins, crown ethers, calixarene derivatives, cucurbiturils, etc. These molecules possess unique capabilities such as selective substrate encapsulation or metal chelation, making these supramolecules prime candidates for homogeneous, heterogeneous, multiphasic, or biomimetic catalysis. The aim of using these supramolecules is mainly to improve catalytic performance while providing safer and sustainable processes as well as providing a better understanding of natural transformations.

Manuscript submissions are welcomed for all aspects of the use of supramolecules in catalysis, particularly (but not only) in the following areas:

- Fundamental aspects of supramolecules in catalysis

- The design of new supramolecules holding catalytic metal/substrate with catalytic activities

- Biomimetic supramolecules

- The use of supramolecules in phase transfer catalysis

- Supramolecular catalysis in aqueous environment

- Applications of supramolecules in catalytic processes

- Applications of supramolecules in sustainable chemistry

Dr. Pierre-Edouard Danjou
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Supramolecular catalysis
  • Supramolecular ligands
  • Metal catalysis
  • Biomimetic catalysis
  • Phase transfer catalysis
  • Cyclodextrins catalysis
  • Calixarenes catalysis
  • Crown ethers catalysis
  • Cucurbituril catalysis

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Palladium PEPPSI-IPr Complex Supported on a Calix[8]arene: A New Catalyst for Efficient Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling of Aryl Chlorides
Catalysts 2020, 10(9), 1081; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10091081 - 18 Sep 2020
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We report here the synthesis and characterization of a new calix[8]arene-supported PEPPSI-IPr Pd polymetallic complex. This complex, showing greater steric hindrance around the Pd centers compared with previous calix[8]arene-based catalysts, demonstrated high reactivity and selectivity for the Suzuki–Miyaura coupling of aryl chlorides under [...] Read more.
We report here the synthesis and characterization of a new calix[8]arene-supported PEPPSI-IPr Pd polymetallic complex. This complex, showing greater steric hindrance around the Pd centers compared with previous calix[8]arene-based catalysts, demonstrated high reactivity and selectivity for the Suzuki–Miyaura coupling of aryl chlorides under mild conditions. Along with this good performance, the new catalyst showed low Pd leaching into the final Suzuki–Miyaura coupling products, indicative of a heterogeneous-type reactivity. This rare combination of good reactivity towards challenging substrates and low metal leaching offers great promise at both academic and industrial levels. Full article
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Rhodium-Catalyzed Aqueous Biphasic Olefin Hydroformylation Promoted by Amphiphilic Cyclodextrins
Catalysts 2020, 10(1), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10010056 - 01 Jan 2020
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Hydroformylation is an industrial process that allows for the production of aldehydes from alkenes using transition metals. The reaction can be carried out in water, and the catalyst may be recycled at the end of the reaction. The industrial application of rhodium-catalyzed aqueous [...] Read more.
Hydroformylation is an industrial process that allows for the production of aldehydes from alkenes using transition metals. The reaction can be carried out in water, and the catalyst may be recycled at the end of the reaction. The industrial application of rhodium-catalyzed aqueous hydroformylation has been demonstrated for smaller olefins (propene and butene). Unfortunately, larger olefins are weakly soluble in water, which results in very low catalytic activity. In an attempt to counteract this, we investigated the use of amphiphilic oleic succinyl-cyclodextrins (OS-CDs) synthesized from oleic acid derivatives and maleic anhydride. OS-CDs were found to increase the catalytic activity of rhodium during the hydroformylation of water-insoluble olefins, such as 1-decene and 1-hexadecene, by promoting mass transfer. Recyclability of the catalytic system was also evaluated in the presence of these cyclodextrins. Full article
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