Special Issue "Metal Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Coupling Reactions: Recent Developments"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (22 April 2022) | Viewed by 421

Special Issue Editor

Institute of Organic Synthesis, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, Spain
Interests: nanocatalysis; metal nanoparticles; heterogeneous catalysis; organic synthesis; organometallics; green chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coupling reactions represent one of the pillars in synthetic organic chemistry, allowing the formation of carbon–carbon and carbon–heteroatom bonds in a precise and controlled manner. Although classically developed under homogeneous transition-metal catalysis, a new era in the field emerged with the advent of nanoscience. Nowadays, nanocatalysis can be considered a competitive and sustainable alternative to conventional catalysis, with metal nanoparticles often showing enhanced catalytic activity with respect to the corresponding metal salts and complexes. In addition, the immobilization of metal nanoparticles allows a higher stability and dispersion of the particles, with the possibility of catalyst recovery and reuse. In this Special Issue, we invite articles, reviews or communications dealing with the application of metal nanoparticles as catalysts in coupling reactions, including homocoupling and cross-coupling reactions, both involving and not involving C–H bond activation.

Prof. Dr. Francisco Alonso
Guest Editor

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  • nanoparticles
  • colloids
  • supported metals
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • plasmonics
  • homocoupling
  • cross coupling
  • dehydrogenative coupling
  • C–H activation

Published Papers

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