Special Issue "Basic Catalysis: Catalytic Functionalization of Alkanes"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis in Organic and Polymer Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 172

Special Issue Editors

Centro de Quimica Estrutural, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: coordination chemistry; oxidation catalysis; electrocatalysis; alkane functionalization; carboxylation; C-C coupling; non-covalent interactions in synthesis
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Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: computational chemistry; coordination chemistry; molecular catalysis; oxidation of hydrocarbons; activation of small molecules; reaction mechanism; chemical bond nature; cycloaddition; nitriles
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Departamento de Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Politécnico de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: sustainable homogeneous and supported catalysis; oxidation catalysis; green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles; mechanochemistry (synthesis and catalysis); molecular electrochemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Alkanes are an abundant, rich carbon species, but their use in chemical synthesis is hampered by their inert character, and they are mainly used as non-renewable fossil fuels with serious environmental concerns. However, they constitute a potential feedstock as alternative raw materials for the synthesis of added value organic compounds, such as alcohols, ketones, carboxylic acids, amides, etc.

Their inertness is a challenge to overcome and metal catalysts can play a key role towards the establishment of sustainable systems.

This Special Issue should present recent and significant developments in the challenging field of alkane functionalization towards the sustainable synthesis of valuable organic products.

Normal papers and short reviews are welcome for submission.

Prof. Dr. Armando Pombeiro
Dr. Maxim L. Kuznetsov
Prof. Dr. Elisabete Alegria
Guest Editors

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  • alkanes
  • oxidation
  • alcohols
  • ketones
  • carboxylic acids
  • amides
  • alternative raw materials
  • catalysis

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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