Special Issue "Ionic Liquids: A Greener Approach in Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
2. IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Maria Díaz de Haro 3, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
Interests: catalysis; nanoparticles; ionic liquids; carbonylation reactions; supported ionic liquid phase catalysts technology; biomass valorization; CO2 valorization; fixed-bed reactors technology
Ionic liquids (ILs) can be generally defined as materials that are composed of cations and anions which melt at a certain temperature without being decomposed. ILs are of special interest due to their intrinsic properties, versatility, and easy modification. Consequently, within the last 20 years the application of ILs in many fields (e.g., electrochemistry, biological uses, engineering, analytics, catalysis, etc.) has grown exponentially. The facile functionalization and modification as well as the vast variety of cations and ions that can be combined to form an IL make ILs a kind of valuable material to be used in catalysis as reaction media, catalyst stabilizers, and/or co-catalysts (e.g., biphasic systems, supported ionic liquid phase catalysts technology, supported ionic liquid layer technologies, etc.). The use of ILs in catalysis—mainly in biphasic or supported systems—could in most cases provide improved conversion and selectivity as well as good product separation, catalyst recovery, and reutilization. Due to a recently growing interest shown by the scientific community in the application of ILs in catalysis, this Special Issue is devoted to the design and preparation of innovative ILs and their applications and vast roles in catalysis (e.g., reaction media, co-catalysts, stabilizers, etc.). For the above-mentioned reasons, we kindly invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue in the form of a full paper, communication, or review.
Dr. Eduardo J. García-Suárez
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- supported ionic liquid phase catalysts (SILP) technology
- supported ionic liquid layer (SCILL) technology
- biomass valorization
- organometallic catalysts
- metal nanoparticles
- CO2 valorization
- ionic liquids
- carbonylation reactions
- biphasic ILs-based systems
- fixed-bed reactor technology