Special Issue "Recent Advances in Lewis Acid Catalysts"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Loredana Maiuolo Website E-Mail
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies, University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci, Cubo 12C, 87036, Rende, Italy
Interests: green chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, lanthanide Lewis acid catalysis, non-conventional reaction media, organic synthesis, asymmetric synthesis, MW-assisted chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chemical transformations catalyzed by Lewis acids are by far the most numerous and best studied organic reactions. To put into context the recent efforts toward developing new Lewis acids, it is important not only to remember the diversity of the processes and the variety of functional groups that react in their presence but also to understand how to overcome any problems in their application. For example, with a growing need to develop environmentally sustainable reaction processes, the catalysts must takes the form of highly recyclable species without loss of their effectiveness. Among the recent developments in green homogeneous catalysis, it is possible to mention new catalytic systems in ionic liquids, aqueous media, or supercritical fluids. In the context of heterogeneous catalysis, Lewis acids supported on solids are broadly employed for their good dispersion and their thermally and chemically stability during the reaction process. Those are just some examples of recent advances in the area of Lewis acid catalysis.

This Special Issue collects suitable research articles related to advances in the described area, including the development of new catalytic systems, novel applications, studies on the activity and stability of the developed catalysts and on mechanisms of the catalytic reactions.

Prof. Dr. Loredana Maiuolo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Lewis acid catalysis
  • Homogeneous Lewis Acids
  • Green Lewis Acid Catalysis
  • Heterogeneous Lewis acids
  • Lewis Acids on Solid Catalysts
  • Catalytic mechanisms

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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