Special Issue "Synthesis Methods with Green Chemistry Aspect"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Chemical Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Petri A Turhanen
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School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
Interests: organic chemistry; medicinal chemistry; bisphosphonates; atp analogues; high performance counter current chromatography (hpccc); green chemistry; synthesis methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue comprises selected papers related to synthesis methods with green chemistry aspect. We have several fundamental problems to be resolved, such as global warming and plastic exposure, so it is evident that we need improved and more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly methods to prepare chemical compounds even if they are prepared on a small scale, according to the motto “great oaks from little acorns grow”. In recent decades, environmental issues have become more and more important questions to be tackled by industrial synthetic chemistry. The need to reduce the production of waste and the use of hazardous and toxic substances have stimulated a new way of thinking, called green chemistry. Green chemistry focuses on the design of processes that minimize and/or eliminate the use and the generation of those hazardous and toxic substances while producing more environmentally friendly products.

Dr. Petri A Turhanen
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Green chemistry
  • Synthesis methods
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Sustainability
  • Recycling
  • Nontoxic

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Study of Antibacterial Properties of Ziziphus mauritiana based Green Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles against Various Bacterial Strains
Sustainability 2020, 12(4), 1484; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12041484 - 17 Feb 2020
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Due to their low cost and environmentally friendly nature, plant extracts based methods have gained significant popularity among researchers for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles. Herein, green synthesis of silver nanoparticles was performed using the aqueous solution of Ziziphus mauritiana leaves extract (ZM-LE) [...] Read more.
Due to their low cost and environmentally friendly nature, plant extracts based methods have gained significant popularity among researchers for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles. Herein, green synthesis of silver nanoparticles was performed using the aqueous solution of Ziziphus mauritiana leaves extract (ZM-LE) as a bio-reducing agent. The as-obtained silver nanoparticles were characterized by using UV-Vis spectroscopy, XRD (X-ray diffraction), TEM (transmission electron microscopy), and FT-IR (Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy). In addition, the effects of the concentrations of the leaves extract, silver nitrate, and the temperature on the preparation of nanoparticles were also investigated. In order to determine the nature of secondary metabolites present in leaves extract, a preliminary investigation of phytoconstituents was carried out using different methods including Folin-Ciocalteu and AlCl3 methods. The results have indicated the presence of a considerable amount of phenolic and flavonoid contents in the leaves extract, which are believed to be responsible for the reduction of silver ions and stabilization of resulting nanoparticles. Indeed, the FT-IR spectrum of silver nanoparticles also confirmed the presence of residual phytomolecules of leaves extract as stabilizing ligands on the surface of nanoparticles. The antibacterial properties of as-obtained silver nanoparticles were tested against various bacterial strains including Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Bacillus subtilis. The nanoparticles strongly inhibited the growth of S. aureus with a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 2.5 μg/ml and moderately inhibited the growth of E. coli with a MIC of 5 μg/ml. Full article
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Facile Bioinspired Preparation of [email protected] Hydroxyapatite Nanoflowers for the Biosynthesis of 5′-Fluorodeoxy Adenosine
Sustainability 2020, 12(1), 431; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010431 - 06 Jan 2020
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To develop an environmentally friendly biocatalyst for the efficient synthesis of organofluorine compounds, we prepared the [email protected] hydroxyapatite nanoflowers (FHAp-NFs) using fluorinase expressed in Escherichia coli Rosetta (DE3) as the biomineralization framework. The obtained [email protected] were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray [...] Read more.
To develop an environmentally friendly biocatalyst for the efficient synthesis of organofluorine compounds, we prepared the [email protected] hydroxyapatite nanoflowers (FHAp-NFs) using fluorinase expressed in Escherichia coli Rosetta (DE3) as the biomineralization framework. The obtained [email protected] were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and FT-IR spectrum and used in the enzymatic synthesis of 5′-fluorodeoxy adenosin with S-adenosyl-L-methionine and fluoride as substrate. At an optimum pH of 7.5, fluorinase confined in the hybrid nanoflowers presents an approximately 2-fold higher synthetic activity than free fluorinase. Additionally, after heating at 30 °C for 8 h, the FHAp-NFs retained approximately 80.0% of the initial activity. However, free enzyme could remain only 48.2% of its initial activity. The results indicate that the fluoride and hybrid nanoflowers efficiently enhance the catalytic activity and thermal stability of fluorinase in the synthesis of 5′-fluorodeoxy adenosine, which gives a green method for producing the fluorinated organic compounds. Full article
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