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Greener routes to organics and nanomaterials: Sustainable applications of nano-catalysts (JA)
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).
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.
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.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
CLEAN PROCESSES BRANCH