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Recent Advances in Organic Reactions Catalyzed by Graphene Oxide and Sulfonated Graphene as Heterogeneous Nanocatalysts: A Review

Abstract

Over the past decade, the application of carbocatalyst systems has been preferred to homogeneous catalytic systems because of their worthwhile advantages such as physical and thermal stability of the catalysts in successive reaction runs and reusability of the catalysts. Among this, the unique chemical, physical and mechanical properties of graphene oxide (GO) and graphene derivatives especially sulfonated graphene as two types of the carbocatalysts lead to the development of heterogeneous carbocatalyst systems for efficient organic synthesis. The GO and sulfonated graphene are quite prevalent and probably suitable acidic catalysts for both research laboratories and industrial processes. In the present review, different organic transformations catalyzed by GO and sulfonated graphene have been reviewed. The GO and sulfonated graphene showed suitable catalytic activities for the application in organic reactions. This review is divided into two main parts; I) organic reactions catalyzed by GO II) organic reactions catalyzed by sulfonated graphene. As the main goal of this review, a comprehensive view about the use of GO and sulfonated graphene developed for the synthesis of different of organic compounds, with emphasis on the role of reusable nanocatalysts, are presented.

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The article was received on 11 Jul 2017, accepted on 28 Aug 2017 and first published on 29 Aug 2017


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ02515G
Citation: New J. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Recent Advances in Organic Reactions Catalyzed by Graphene Oxide and Sulfonated Graphene as Heterogeneous Nanocatalysts: A Review

    O. Mohammadi, M. Golestanzadeh and M. abdouss, New J. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ02515G

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