Special Issue "Recent Advances in Homogeneous Catalysis"

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

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Prof. Dr. Luísa Margarida Martins
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Centro de Química Estrutural e Departamento de Engenharia Química, Institute of Molecular Sciences, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: functionalized materials; C-scorpionate based catalysts; sustainable catalytic systems; homogeneous and supported catalysis; nanocatalysis; molecular electrochemistry
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Dear Colleagues,

Homogeneous catalysis is one of the most interesting fields of chemistry and a powerful tool for sustainable processes.

This Special Issue will consist of selected papers from the 21st International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (ISHC XXI) that will be held in Amsterdam, 8–13 July, 2018.

ISHC is the leading conference on homogeneous catalysis as it has an unmatched reputation for excellence and highly engaged discussion. Top scientists will present new developments and prospects covering a wide range of catalytic reactions and processes, including topics like catalyst design, mechanistic insights, new concepts in catalysis and catalyst applications.

The symposium provides an excellent discussion platform for all aspects of homogeneous catalysis facilitating the dissemination of interdisciplinary research among scientists from academia and industry.

Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer-review process while thriving for fast dissemination of research findings, developments and applications.

Prof. Dr. Luísa Margarida Martins
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Keywords

  • homogeneous catalysis
  • asymmetric catalysis
  • C-H activation
  • applied homogeneous catalysis

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Ni(II)-Aroylhydrazone Complexes as Catalyst Precursors Towards Efficient Solvent-Free Nitroaldol Condensation Reaction
Catalysts 2019, 9(6), 554; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9060554 - 20 Jun 2019
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The aroylhydrazone Schiff bases 2-hydroxy-(2-hydroxybenzylidene)benzohydrazide and (2,3-dihydroxybenzylidene)-2-hydroxybenzohydrazide have been used to synthesize the bi- and tri-nuclear Ni(II) complexes [Ni2(L1)2(MeOH)4] (1) and [Ni3(HL2)2(CH3OH)8]· (NO [...] Read more.
The aroylhydrazone Schiff bases 2-hydroxy-(2-hydroxybenzylidene)benzohydrazide and (2,3-dihydroxybenzylidene)-2-hydroxybenzohydrazide have been used to synthesize the bi- and tri-nuclear Ni(II) complexes [Ni2(L1)2(MeOH)4] (1) and [Ni3(HL2)2(CH3OH)8]· (NO3)2 (2). Both complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, spectroscopic techniques [IR spectroscopy and electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)], and single-crystal X-ray crystallography. The coordination behavior of the two ligands is different in the complexes: The ligand exhibits the keto form in 2, while coordination through enol form was found in 1. Herein, the catalytic activity of 1 and 2 has been compared with the nitroaldol condensation reaction under various conditions. Complex 2 exhibits the highest activity towards solvent-free conditions. Full article
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Synthesis and Structure of Copper Complexes of a N6O4 Macrocyclic Ligand and Catalytic Application in Alcohol Oxidation
Catalysts 2019, 9(5), 424; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9050424 - 07 May 2019
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Reactions between N6O4 macrocyclic 1,4,19,22,25,40-hexaaza-10,13,31,34-tetraoxa-6,14,27,35(1,4)-tetrabenzenacyclopentacontane (L) and several copper salts (viz. trifuoromethane and toluene sulfonates, nitrate, perchlorate, benzoate, and acetate) led to the formation of dinuclear compounds [Cu2(OSO2CF3)2(DMF)2L](SO [...] Read more.
Reactions between N6O4 macrocyclic 1,4,19,22,25,40-hexaaza-10,13,31,34-tetraoxa-6,14,27,35(1,4)-tetrabenzenacyclopentacontane (L) and several copper salts (viz. trifuoromethane and toluene sulfonates, nitrate, perchlorate, benzoate, and acetate) led to the formation of dinuclear compounds [Cu2(OSO2CF3)2(DMF)2L](SO3CF3)2 (1), [Cu2(p-OSO2C6H4Me)2L(DMF)2](SO3C6H4Me)2 (2), [Cu2(ONO2)2L(DMF)2](NO3)2 (3), [Cu2(OClO3)2(DMF)2L](ClO4)2 (4), [Cu2(OOCPh)2L(H2O)2](O2CPh)2 (5), and [Cu2(OOCMe)4L] (6), which were characterized by IR, elemental analysis and TG-DTA (thermogravimetric-differential thermal analysis), as well as by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, EPR (electron paramagnetic resonance) spectroscopy, and electrochemical techniques (cyclic voltammetry and controlled potential electrolysis). The molecular structures of compounds 16 reveal a considerable conformational flexibility of the ligand L, which allowed its readjustment for the formation of the metal compounds and confirmed the presence of dinuclear endo macrocyclic species. In every case, the L ligand coordinates to each copper cation via three nitrogen atoms, with the remaining coordination positions of the metal square pyramid environment being accomplished by neutral or anionic ligands. The macrocyclic cavities appear to be adequate for the enclosure of a neutral species as proved by compound 6 with 1,4-dioxane. The compounds, in combination with the TEMPO (2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-piperidinyloxyl) radical and in alkaline aqueous solution, act as efficient catalysts in the aerobic oxidation of different alcohols to the corresponding aldehydes (yields up to 99% and TON up 232) after 20 h at 70 °C. In addition, the microwave-assisted solvent-free peroxidative oxidation (by tert-butylhydroperoxide, TBHP) of 1-phenylethanol led to acetophenone yields up to 99% and TOF of 1.1 × 103 after 0.5 h, without any additive. Full article
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