Special Issue "Sustainable Catalysis for Synthesis of Fine and Bulk Chemicals"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Jagadeesh Rajenahally Website E-Mail
Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Interests: homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; organic synthesis; organometalics
Guest Editor
Dr. Narayana Kalevaru Website E-Mail
Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; gas phase oxidations; valorization of renewable resources

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of sustainable processes for chemical synthesis constitutes an important task both in research laboratories and chemical industries. In order to achieve more sustainable processes, catalysis plays a crucial role, and hence, more than 80% of all commercial products are made via catalytic reactions. In this regard, the development of more selective, cost-effective, and durable catalysts constitutes a key factor for the production of all kinds of chemicals today and in the future. Until now, most of the success in catalysis has been based on the use of precious metal-based catalysts. In particular, organometallics complexes have rationalized organic synthesis from laboratory bench to industrial production. For modern state-of-the-art catalysts, the development of non-noble metal-based catalysts is highly desired due to their abundancy, cheaper price, and significant low toxicity. Compared to homogeneous catalysts, heterogeneous materials are more stable and easier to recycle. In particular, nanoparticle- and single atom-based catalysts are highly valued for their advancement of cost-effective and more sustainable chemical processes. This Special Issue is a collection of suitable research articles related to the development of environmentally beneficial catalytic processes for the synthesis of essential fine and bulk chemicals as well as pharmaceuticals, biomolecules and agrochemicals via amination, hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, oxidation, ammoxidation, coupling reactions, C-H activation, carbonylation, hydroformylation, valorization of renewables and small molecules (CO2, NH3, H2O, H2, O2, CO, light alkanes and alkenes, etc.), and other related synthetic reactions. We think this Special Issue will stimulate and inspire researchers working in various areas such as catalysis, organic synthesis, drug discovery, and material sciences, as well as inorganic chemistry.

Dr. Jagadeesh Rajenahally
Dr. Narayana Kalevaru
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • catalysis
  • sustainable synthesis
  • fine and bulk chemicals
  • pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals
  • materials
  • valorization of renewables and small molecules

Published Papers

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