Special Issue "Catalysis in Unconventional Media"

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

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Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: CO2 transformation; C-H Activation; Nanomaterials; Sustainable Catalysis and Thermophysical Properties
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will cover both fundamental and applied research in catalysis in unconventional media. Relevant foci concern supercritical fluids, ionic liquids, and deep eutectic solvents, as well as new procedures (e.g., solvent-free, liquid biphasic, aqueous) that can act as alternatives to the use of organic solvents. The list of topics is not confined, and manuscripts discussing the advances in methodologies and effects on catalysis (e.g., catalytic parameters, reaction pathways, etc.) related with the use of less-conventional media are welcome, including experimental, computational, and/or simulation studies. Liquid- and solid-state catalysis, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis, biocatalysis, and photocatalysis are approaches of interest to this Issue.

Prof. Dr. Armando Pombeiro
Guest Editors
Dr. Ana Paula C. Ribeiro
Co-Guest Editors

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  • catalysis
  • ionic liquids
  • supercritical fluids
  • deep eutectic solvents
  • solvent-free catalysis
  • liquid biphasic catalysis
  • environment
  • sustainability
  • organic compounds
  • supercritical carbon dioxide
  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • solid state catalysis
  • biocatalysis

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16 pages, 2285 KiB  
Cyanosilylation of Aldehydes Catalyzed by Ag(I)- and Cu(II)-Arylhydrazone Coordination Polymers in Conventional and in Ionic Liquid Media
Catalysts 2019, 9(3), 284; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9030284 - 20 Mar 2019
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The novel Ag(I) and Cu(II) coordination polymers [Ag(μ3-1κO;2:3κO′;4κN-HL)]n∙n/2H2O (1) and [Cu(en)2(μ-1κO;2κN-L)]n∙nH2O (2) [HL [...] Read more.
The novel Ag(I) and Cu(II) coordination polymers [Ag(μ3-1κO;2:3κO′;4κN-HL)]n∙n/2H2O (1) and [Cu(en)2(μ-1κO;2κN-L)]n∙nH2O (2) [HL = 2-(2-(1-cyano-2-oxopropylidene)hydrazinyl)benzene sulfonate] were synthesized and characterized by IR and ESI-MS spectroscopies, elemental and single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Compounds 1 and 2 as well as the already known complex salt [Cu(H2O)2(en)2](HL)2 (3) have been tested as homogenous catalysts for the cyanosilylation reaction of different aldehydes with trimethylsilyl cyanide, to provide cyanohydrin trimethylsilyl ethers. Coordination polymer 2 was found to be the most efficient one, with yields ranging from 76 to 88% in methanol, which increases up to 99% by addition of the ionic liquid [DHTMG][L-Lactate]. Full article
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