Special Issue "Efficient Oxidation Catalysis Using Unconventional Methods"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2022) | Viewed by 240

Special Issue Editors

Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: coordination chemistry; oxidation catalysis; homogeneous catalysis; heterogeneous catalysis; microwave-assisted reactions
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1. Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade Lusófona, Campo Grande 376, 1749-024 Lisboa, Portugal
2. Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: homogeneous catalysis; heterogeneous catalysis; metal complexes; organic synthesis; oxidation; mechanism
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is a continuation of the previous successful Special Issue “Oxidation Catalysis under Unconventional Methods”.

Selective and efficient catalysts for oxidation reactions under sustainable conditions are an important area of current research interest. There is a high demand for the design of alternative and efficient routes under mild conditions that bypass the use of toxic acid solvents for energy-efficient catalytic processes and for a clean environment. For this purpose, several techniques (e.g., microwave irradiation, ultrasound, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), ionic liquid or supercritical CO2 medium and gas-phase catalysis) are employed to make the catalytic process more energy-efficient and ecofriendly. Catalysts can be homogeneous, heterogenous or supported, depending on their nature and activity in the catalytic reactions. Papers submitted to this Issue may also include kinetic studies, theoretical calculation, and mechanistic illustrations.

The main goal of this Special Issue is to combine a variety of new and original research results on oxidation catalysis under unconventional methods, covering the following points:

  1. Oxidation reactions under homogeneous catalysis conditions using microwave irradiation, ultrasound, reactions in ionic liquid medium or supercritical conditions, etc.;
  2. Application of AOPs for the removal of organic pollutants (e.g., CECs);
  3. Oxidation reactions under heterogenous catalysis conditions or catalysts on supported materials;
  4. Kinetic or electrochemical studies to explore the role of catalysts;
  5. Theoretical calculations to elucidate the mechanism of the catalytic reaction.

New and original research studies and review articles on this topic are welcome.

Dr. Tannistha Roy Barman
Dr. Manas Sutradhar
Guest Editors

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  • homogeneous catalysis
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • microwave irradiation
  • ultrasound
  • advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)
  • ionic liquid medium
  • supercritical conditions
  • gas-phase catalysis
  • organic synthesis
  • oxidation
  • mechanism

Published Papers

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