Special Issue "Nano-catalysts and Nano-technologies for Green Organic Synthesis"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2010)
Prof. Dr. Angelo Nacci
CNR ICCOM, Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70126-Bari, Italy and Università degli Studi di Bari, Dipartimento di Chimica, 4, via Orabona, I-70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: organometallic reactions catalysed by metal colloids (mainly Pd and Cu); C-Cl bond activation; phosphine-free conditions; detoxification of chloroarenes; chemical fixation of CO2 and preparation of catalysts for green chemistry
Prof. Dr. Nicola Cioffi
Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Dipartimento di Chimica, 4 via Orabona, I-70126 Bari, Italy
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Interests: analytical chemistry; surface spectroscopy and nanomaterials for life sciences; including: antibacterial nanomaterials; sensors; mass spectrometry; green chemistry; catalysis
Transition-metal nanoparticles are attracting a great deal of attention in almost any scientific and technological field. An increasing interest is nowadays devoted to the high activity and selectivity of nanocatalysts which allow to develop greener and waste-minimized processes. In addition, nanoparticles are suitable catalysts for processes carried out in neoteric eco-friendly solvents (viz. ionic liquids, supercritical fluids, fluorous phases, water etc.). For these reasons, green chemistry can play a prominent role in guiding the development of nanotechnology to provide the maximum benefit of these products for society and the environment. This Special Issue of Molecules has the objective to present articles dealing with the use of nanocatalysts and/or nanotechnologies in a wide range of catalytic organic reactions, ranging from the traditional carbon-carbon or carbon-heteroatom bond forming reactions (e.g. Heck, Suzuki, Stille, Sonogashira, Ullmann, Glodberg and so on) to the more innovative synthetic approaches based on the green chemistry principles (atom-economy, dematerialization, energy saving, raw material diversification, green solvents etc.) such as for example detoxification of PCBs, fixation of CO2 and so on. Multidisciplinary studies providing a bird-view of the nanocatalyst features, including its development/synthesis and its analytical chemical & morphological characterization, as well as organic synthesis application and structure-performance level correlations, are strongly encouraged.
Nicola Cioffi, Ph. D.
Prof. Dr. Angelo Nacci
- catalysis in eco-friendly solvents
- ionic liquids
- green chemistry
- analytical characterization of catalytic systems