Special Issue "Microwave- and Ultrasound-assisted Pd-catalyzed Reactions"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015).
Interests: green chemistry; process intensification; green extraction; enabling technologies (ultrasound, microwaves, hydrodynamic cavitation, ball milling, flow chemistry); sustainable chemical processes
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No catalysts based on transition metals have lately displayed a selectivity, efficiency, and versatility comparable to those of Pd-catalysts. These catalysts represent a real cornerstone of modern synthetic chemistry. Pd-catalyzed reactions often require prolonged heating and may be plagued by the formation of unwanted side products. The current drive toward cleaner chemistry and chemical engineering has spurred a search for more selective and energy-saving protocols, by means of enabling technologies, such as microwaves and ultrasound. Besides an efficient heat and mass transfer, these techniques may generate high-energy micro-environments and hot spots that strongly enhance reactivity and reaction rates, even at low temperatures. These technical aspects are now becoming economically relevant, as Pd-catalyzed reactions are on the verge of being promoted out of the laboratory toward production scales by means of safe and reliable flow systems. Besides hydrogenations and C-C and C-heteroatom couplings, several other applications have been reported in the recent literature. This Special Issue will deal with the recent advances and future perspectives of physical activation for several types of Pd-catalyzed reactions by means of microwaves and ultrasound.
Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Cravotto
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- enabling technologies
- process intensification
- competitive production