Congratulations Ali — Green Chemistry @ MUN

Ali’s paper on the synthesis and characterization of vanadium amino-phenolate complexes and their reactivity in oxidation catalysis is now available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201600068 Thank you to Louise for the X-ray work and Andrew (SWASP student) for his assistance in the lab. Thanks also to the editors and referees of this paper. It is great to see […]

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N-Butylpyrrolidinone as a dipolar aprotic solvent for organic synthesis

Green Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC00932H, Paper
James Sherwood, Helen L. Parker, Kristof Moonen, Thomas J. Farmer, Andrew J. Hunt
N-Butylpyrrolidinone (NBP) has been demonstrated as a suitable safer replacement solvent for N-Methylpyrrolidinone (NMP) in selected organic syntheses.

N-Butylpyrrolidinone as a dipolar aprotic solvent for organic synthesis

*Corresponding authors
aGreen Chemistry Centre of Excellence, Department of Chemistry, University of York, UK
E-mail: andrew.hunt@york.ac.uk
bEastman Chemical Company, Pantserschipstraat 207 – B-9000, Gent, Belgium
Green Chem., 2016, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C6GC00932H

Dipolar aprotic solvents such as N-methylpyrrolidinone (or 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP)) are under increasing pressure from environmental regulation. NMP is a known reproductive toxin and has been placed on the EU “Substances of Very High Concern” list. Accordingly there is an urgent need for non-toxic alternatives to the dipolar aprotic solvents. N-Butylpyrrolidinone, although structurally similar to NMP, is not mutagenic or reprotoxic, yet retains many of the characteristics of a dipolar aprotic solvent. This work introduces N-butylpyrrolidinone as a new solvent for cross-coupling reactions and other syntheses typically requiring a conventional dipolar aprotic solvent.

 

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Synthesis in mesoreactors: Ru(porphyrin)CO-catalyzed aziridination of olefins under continuous flow conditions

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Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00207B, Communication
S. Rossi, A. Puglisi, M. Benaglia, D. M. Carminati, D. Intrieri, E. Gallo
The Ru(porphyrin)CO-catalyzed addition of aryl azides to styrenes to afford N-aryl aziridines was successfully performed for the first time in mesoreactors under continuous flow conditions.

Synthesis in mesoreactors: Ru(porphyrin)CO-catalyzed aziridination of olefins under continuous flow conditions

S. Rossi,a  A. Puglisi,*a  M. Benaglia,*a  D. M. Carminati,a  D. Intrieria and  E. Galloa  
*Corresponding authors
aDipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Golgi 19, Milano, Italy
E-mail: alessandra.puglisi@unimi.it, maurizio.benaglia@unimi.it
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00207B

The Ru(porphyrin)CO-catalyzed addition of aryl azides to styrenes to afford N-aryl aziridines was successfully performed for the first…

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Plastically deformed Cu-based alloys as high-performance catalysts for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol

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Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00734A, Paper
Eredzhep Menumerov, Kyle D. Gilroy, Maryam Hajfathalian, Colin J. Murphy, Erica R. McKenzie, Robert A. Hughes, Svetlana Neretina
Plastically deformed mesoscopic structures exposed to an etching procedure are demonstrated as highly catalytic in the reduction of 4-nitrophenol.

Plastically deformed Cu-based alloys as high-performance catalysts for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol

Plastically deformed Cu-based alloys as high-performance catalysts for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol

The severe plastic deformation of metals leads to the formation of nanotextured surfaces as well as the retention…

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