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Greener routes to organics and nanomaterials: Sustainable applications of nano-catalysts (JA)

Citation:

Varma, R. S. Greener routes to organics and nanomaterials: Sustainable applications of nano-catalysts (JA). PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY. IUPAC, 85(8):1703-1710, (2013).

Description:

Sustainable synthetic activity involving alternate energy input and greener reaction medium in aqueous or under solvent-free conditions is summarized. This includes the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, coupling reactions, and a variety of reactions catalyzed by basic water or recyclable and reusable magnetic nano-catalysts in aqueous media using microwave (MW) irradiation. Micropine-structured catalysts and magnetic nanoferrites and their post-synthetic modification with ligands and other nano-metals serve as sustainable nano-catalysts in benign media. The strategic approach attempts to fulfill most of the Green Chemistry Principles in a comprehensive manner and aims to create sustainable functional chemicals that may find large-scale use with significant waste minimization.

Purpose/Objective:

Submitted for publication in a special issue of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)'s journal, Pure and Applied Chemistry that covers the plenary and invited lectures presented at the 4th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry, Aug. 25-29, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.

URLs/Downloads:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1351/PAC-CON-13-01-15   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 06/29/2013
Completion Date: 06/29/2013
Record Last Revised: 07/30/2014
Record Created: 07/10/2014
Record Released: 07/10/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 280771

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

CLEAN PROCESSES BRANCH