Applications of Microwave-Assisted Synthesis in Catalysis

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 853

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1. Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
2. Departamento de Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, R. Conselheiro Emídio Navarro, 1, 1959-007 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: homogeneous catalysis; oxidation reactions; molecular electrochemistry; mechanochemistry; 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,

Microwave (MW) irradiation is one of the easiest and most energy efficient techniques for small-scale chemical production. The ability of microwaves to interact directly with molecules and generate thermal conductivity in a short time, allowing the uniform heating of the material, is considered the great advantage of this synthetic process. The microwave synthetic route has been explored for several organic transformations, namely, microwave-assisted reactions with solid acid/base catalysts (e.g., condensation reactions, cyclization reactions, Friedel–Crafts reactions, etc.) and microwave-assisted reactions with transition metal catalysts (e.g., reduction, oxidation and coupling reactions), under homogeneous or heterogeneous conditions.

The main goal of this Special Issue on “Applications of Microwave-Assisted Synthesis in Catalysis” is to combine a variety of new and original research results in order to highlight the importance of this promising synthetic route. Thus, we invite researchers to disseminate their studies on the application of microwaves for organic transformations, including biomass valorization, hydrogen production, oil refining, as well as catalysts preparation. Studies related to improvements achieved with this method compared to conventional methods, or the scale-up of microwave-assisted reactions, are also welcome.

This Special Issue welcomes contributions on (among other things):

  • Microwave-assisted acid/base-catalysed reactions;
  • Microwave-assisted metal-catalysed reactions;
  • Microwave-assisted oxidation reactions;
  • Biomass conversion under microwave irradiation;
  • Microwave-assisted gas processing;
  • Effects of microwave activation in hydrogenation/dehydrogenation reactions;
  • Microwave-assisted reactions in non-polar solvents;
  • Environmental catalysis;
  • Microwave-assisted synthesis of catalytically active nanomaterials;
  • Microwave-stimulated solvent-free reactions

Prof. Dr. Elisabete C.B.A. Alegria
Dr. Manas Sutradhar
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  • microwave irradiation
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • organic synthesis
  • oxidation reactions
  • mechanism
  • biomass valorization
  • solvent-free reactions
  • green synthesis

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