Ionic Liquids and Eutectic Mixtures for Green Catalytic Processes

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 64

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Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde-Rede de Química e Tecnologia, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: chemical engineering; green chemistry; supercritical fluid (CO2) technology; catalysis, alternative solvents; carbon dioxide utilization; biomass-derived platform chemicals
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Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde-Rede de Química e Tecnologia, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: green chemistry; renewable resources; supercritical CO2; CO2 as a C1 building block; catalysis; organic carbonates; cyclic carbonates; reaction mixtures phase behavior; process intensification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ionic liquids and eutectic mixtures are distinct classes of solvents, but they share many characteristics, and both of them promise to overcome the shortcomings of conventional solvents in the design of environmentally sustainable processes. Defined as green “designer” solvents, they offer extraordinary advantages and find applications in many fields, including catalysis. At first, they were mainly applied as reaction/processing media, but soon they became (co-)catalysts, promotors, stabilizing agents, and/or ligands. With the great number of possible combinations of ions or particular components constituting ionic liquids and eutectic mixtures, respectively, every day there are increases in examples where they have been applied in various transformations, including organic and organometallic, as well as bio-, electro-, or photochemical catalytic processes. Yet, there still remain many challenges to be addressed in order to fully understand their nature and particular properties, as well as being able to use them in task-specific applications.

This Special Issue invites the submission of full research articles, comprehensive reviews, and communications representing both experimental and theoretical studies that explore the fundamental understanding of ionic liquids and/or eutectic mixtures, their new methods of preparation, and their role in the design of environmentally friendly procedures.

Dr. Małgorzata Zakrzewska
Dr. Ana Nunes
Guest Editors

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  • molten salt
  • ionic liquid catalysis
  • deep eutectic system (DES)
  • low-transition temperature mixture (LTTM)
  • low-melting mixture
  • catalysis
  • separation
  • fundamental studies
  • physicochemical properties
  • phase equilibria
  • alternative solvents
  • green chemistry
  • sustainability

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