Themed collection Sustainable synthesis

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Open Access Review Article

Recent approaches in the organocatalytic synthesis of pyrroles

Recent advances for the synthesis of pyrroles by employing organocatalysis are summarized in this review article.

Graphical abstract: Recent approaches in the organocatalytic synthesis of pyrroles
From the themed collection: 2021 Reviews in RSC Advances
Open Access Review Article

Copper-free Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions: an overview

The Sonogashira reaction is a cross-coupling reaction of a vinyl or aryl halide with a terminal alkyne to form a C–C bond.

Graphical abstract: Copper-free Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions: an overview
From the themed collection: 2021 Reviews in RSC Advances
Open Access Review Article

Microwave assisted synthesis of five membered nitrogen heterocycles

Microwave assisted synthesis of N-heterocycles with short reaction time, high yields and high product purities along with a decrease in the rate of by-product formation.

Graphical abstract: Microwave assisted synthesis of five membered nitrogen heterocycles
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Open Access Review Article

Cycloaddition of atmospheric CO2 to epoxides under solvent-free conditions: a straightforward route to carbonates by green chemistry metrics

The conversion of CO2 into value-added organic compounds has received more attention over recent years since this gas is one of the major greenhouse gases, as well as an abundant, inexpensive, nontoxic, nonflammable and renewable one-carbon (C1) resource.

Graphical abstract: Cycloaddition of atmospheric CO2 to epoxides under solvent-free conditions: a straightforward route to carbonates by green chemistry metrics
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Review Article

Recent advances of titanium dioxide (TiO2) for green organic synthesis

This review focuses on the recent development of TiO2 as a catalyst in green organic synthesis including in hydrodeoxygenation, hydrogenation, esterification/transesterification, the water–gas shift reaction, and visible light-induced organic transformation.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances of titanium dioxide (TiO2) for green organic synthesis
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Review Article

A review on the advancement of ether synthesis from organic solvent to water

Ethers have been synthesized by different protocols, this review aims to bring the attention of scientists working in the field of industrial chemistry, green chemistry, and catalysis towards the potential future of ether synthesis in micellar media.

Graphical abstract: A review on the advancement of ether synthesis from organic solvent to water
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Review Article

Advancement in methodologies for reduction of nitroarenes

Recent advancement in reduction methods of nitroarenes are reviewed. The different methods are classified based on the source of hydrogen utilized during reduction and the mechanism involved in the reduction process.

Graphical abstract: Advancement in methodologies for reduction of nitroarenes
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Review Article

Recent advances in the application of deep eutectic solvents as sustainable media as well as catalysts in organic reactions

This review highlights the recent advances using deep eutectic solvents (DESs), deep eutectic ionic liquids (DEILs), low-melting mixtures (LMMs) or low transition temperature mixtures (LTTMs) as green media as well as catalysts in organic reactions.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the application of deep eutectic solvents as sustainable media as well as catalysts in organic reactions
From the themed collection: Catalysis for sustainable development
Review Article

Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) as a tool in green chemistry

The horseradish peroxidase (HRP) potential in organic synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) as a tool in green chemistry
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Review Article

“The green side of the moon: ecofriendly aspects of organoselenium chemistry”

Key aspects for the development of a greener synthesis and the use of the organoselenium compounds.

Graphical abstract: “The green side of the moon: ecofriendly aspects of organoselenium chemistry”
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Review Article

Molecular iodine-catalyzed multicomponent reactions: an efficient catalyst for organic synthesis

Molecular iodine has broad transformation ability of functional groups and can be used widely in MCRs.

Graphical abstract: Molecular iodine-catalyzed multicomponent reactions: an efficient catalyst for organic synthesis
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Open Access Communication

Mechanochemical polymerization – controlling a polycondensation reaction between a diamine and a dialdehyde in a ball mill

Mechanochemical polymerization displays a sustainable alternative to classical solvent-based approaches while also offering faster kinetics and an increased conversion.

Graphical abstract: Mechanochemical polymerization – controlling a polycondensation reaction between a diamine and a dialdehyde in a ball mill
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Open Access Paper

Green synthesis and characterisation of novel [1,3,4]thiadiazolo/benzo[4,5]thiazolo[3,2-a]pyrimidines via multicomponent reaction using vanadium oxide loaded on fluorapatite as a robust and sustainable catalyst

We synthesized material with different loading of vanadia on fluorapatite (V2O5/FAp), and excellent activity was showed for the synthesis of pyrimidine derivatives (90–97%) in ethanol medium for short reaction time.

Graphical abstract: Green synthesis and characterisation of novel [1,3,4]thiadiazolo/benzo[4,5]thiazolo[3,2-a]pyrimidines via multicomponent reaction using vanadium oxide loaded on fluorapatite as a robust and sustainable catalyst
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Open Access Paper

Synthesis of 3-selanylbenzo[b]furans promoted by SelectFluor®

This novel methodology provided a greener alternative to generate 3-substituted-benzo[b]furans mediate by Selectfluor® reagent. The formation of this electrophilic selenium species (RSe-F) was confirmed by heteronuclear NMR spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of 3-selanylbenzo[b]furans promoted by SelectFluor®
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Open Access Paper

Pd nanoparticles on green support as dip-catalyst: a facile transfer hydrogenation of olefins and N-heteroarenes in water

A dip catalyst consisting of Pd nanoparticles immobilized on the surface of thin slices of jute-stem was fabricated. Its versatility as a hydrogen transfer agent for styrenyl, cyclic and unfunctionalized olefins and N-heterocycles was investigated.

Graphical abstract: Pd nanoparticles on green support as dip-catalyst: a facile transfer hydrogenation of olefins and N-heteroarenes in water
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Open Access Paper

Metal- and photocatalyst-free synthesis of 3-selenylindoles and asymmetric diarylselenides promoted by visible light

A novel and sustainable procedure for the synthesis of 3-selenylindoles employing diorganyl diselenides and indoles or electron-rich arenes and promoted by visible light was developed.

Graphical abstract: Metal- and photocatalyst-free synthesis of 3-selenylindoles and asymmetric diarylselenides promoted by visible light
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Open Access Paper

Environmentally benign and diastereoselective synthesis of 2,4,5-trisubstituted-2-imidazolines

A one-pot, membrane-assisted synthesis of 2,4,5-trisubstituted-2-imidazolines was developed, and substituent effects, reaction kinetics and mechanism by DFT were studied.

Graphical abstract: Environmentally benign and diastereoselective synthesis of 2,4,5-trisubstituted-2-imidazolines
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Open Access Paper

Laccase-catalyzed green synthesis and cytotoxic activity of novel pyrimidobenzothiazoles and catechol thioethers

Laccase-catalyzed green reaction between catechols and 2-thioxopyrimidin-4-ones delivers novel pyrimidobenzothiazoles and catechol thioethers with antiproliferative activities against HepG2 cell line.

Graphical abstract: Laccase-catalyzed green synthesis and cytotoxic activity of novel pyrimidobenzothiazoles and catechol thioethers
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Open Access Paper

TBHP-promoted direct oxidation reaction of benzylic Csp3–H bonds to ketones

A metal-free oxidation system employing tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) has been developed for selective oxidation of structurally diverse benzylic sp3 C–H bonds.

Graphical abstract: TBHP-promoted direct oxidation reaction of benzylic Csp3–H bonds to ketones
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
Open Access Paper

Solvent-free synthesis of 5-(aryl/alkyl)amino-1,2,4-triazines and α-arylamino-2,2′-bipyridines with greener prospects

A convenient approach towards 5-(aryl/alkyl)amino-1,2,4-triazines and α-arylamino-2,2′-bipyridines was developed following ipso-substitution of a cyano-group by amino groups and, finally, aza-Diels-Alder reaction with 1-morpholynocyclopentene.

Graphical abstract: Solvent-free synthesis of 5-(aryl/alkyl)amino-1,2,4-triazines and α-arylamino-2,2′-bipyridines with greener prospects
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
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Introduction of taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) as a green bio-organic catalyst for the promotion of organic reactions under green conditions

Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid), a semi-essential amino acid that exists in the human body and numerous other living creatures, is used as a green bio-organic catalyst for the promotion of the Knoevenagel reaction between aldehydes and malononitrile.

Graphical abstract: Introduction of taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) as a green bio-organic catalyst for the promotion of organic reactions under green conditions
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
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Green synthesis of tetrahydrobenzo[b]pyrans, pyrano[2,3-c]pyrazoles and spiro[indoline-3,4′-pyrano[2,3-c]pyrazoles catalyzed by nano-structured diphosphate in water

Preparation of nanostructured diphosphate Na2CaP2O7. Avoiding of any acid catalysts. The prepared catalyst is reusable and eco-friendly. The method is easy and contains simple experimental procedure.

Graphical abstract: Green synthesis of tetrahydrobenzo[b]pyrans, pyrano[2,3-c]pyrazoles and spiro[indoline-3,4′-pyrano[2,3-c]pyrazoles catalyzed by nano-structured diphosphate in water
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
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Poly(ethylene) glycols and mechanochemistry for the preparation of bioactive 3,5-disubstituted hydantoins

Mechanochemistry was effective for the preparation of 3,5-disubstituted hydantoins from α-amino methyl esters, using either 1,1′-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) or alkyl isocyanates.

Graphical abstract: Poly(ethylene) glycols and mechanochemistry for the preparation of bioactive 3,5-disubstituted hydantoins
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
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The first report on the eco-friendly synthesis of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles in PEG catalyzed by Cu(II) immobilized on Fe3O4@SiO2@L-arginine as a novel, recyclable and non-corrosive catalyst

Cu(II) immobilized on Fe3O4@SiO2@L-arginine as a novel nanostructured compound catalyzed the cycloaddition reaction of organic nitriles and sodium azide to produce 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles.

Graphical abstract: The first report on the eco-friendly synthesis of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles in PEG catalyzed by Cu(ii) immobilized on Fe3O4@SiO2@l-arginine as a novel, recyclable and non-corrosive catalyst
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
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A highly efficient synthesis of dithiocarbamates in green reaction media

A deep eutectic solvent (DES) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) promoted the environmentally friendly and fast synthesis of dithiocarbamate derivatives via a one-pot, three-component condensation of an amine, carbon disulfide, and a variety of electrophilic reagents in high yields and short reaction times without organic solvents and tedious work-up.

Graphical abstract: A highly efficient synthesis of dithiocarbamates in green reaction media
From the themed collection: Sustainable synthesis
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We are very pleased to present our 10th Anniversary collection on Sustainable synthesis!

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