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Towards waste free organic synthesis using nanostructured hybrid silicas

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Abstract

As catalysis and organic synthesis come together again, the need for stable, selective and truly heterogeneous solid catalysts for clean and efficient synthetic organic chemistry has increased. Hybrid silica glasses obtained by the sol–gel nanochemistry approach can be successfully used for the waste-free synthesis of valued chemicals in various applications. This success derives from the deliberate chemical design of hybrid nanostructures capable of immobilizing and stabilizing organocatalytic species and unstable metal nanoparticles. The highly selective activity along with a broad scope and ease of application of these mesoporous materials to high-throughput reactions opens the route to faster, cleaner and more convenient processes for both small and large scale manufacturing of useful molecules.

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The article was received on 18 Nov 2013, accepted on 22 Dec 2013 and first published on 14 Jan 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR06127B
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Citation: Nanoscale, 2014,6, 6293-6300
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    Towards waste free organic synthesis using nanostructured hybrid silicas

    R. Ciriminna, L. M. Ilharco, V. Pandarus, A. Fidalgo, F. Béland and M. Pagliaro, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 6293
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NR06127B

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