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innCAT - Innovation in catalysis - Catalysis in non-conventional media

Utilitzation of ionic liquids

One of the problems with the organic solvents is that they are volatiles and can go to the atmosphere easily. A possible solution to this is the use of solvents with very low vapour pressure, such as ionic liquids. The characteristic of the ionic liquids, forming two phase with the products allow that the catalyst could be easily recovered and recycled.

In this subject we have collaborated with different research groups to explore the possibilities of the ionic liquids. The results of this studies can be found at:

  • Heterogeneous dehalogenation of arylhalides in the presence of ionic liquids
    C. A. Ohlin, Z. Béni, G. Laurenczy, N. Ruiz and A. M. Masdeu-Bultó.
    Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2007, 21,156-160.
    Collaboration in this area with Prof. Gabor Laurenczy (Université Polytecnique de Lausanne, Switzerland)

  • Suzuki coupling and asymmetric hydrogenation of alkenes in ionic liquids
    Collaboration in this area with Prof. Montserrat Gómez (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)

  • Rhodium complexes containing chiral P-donor ligands as catalysts for asymmetric hydrogenation in non conventional media
    Martha V. Escárcega-Bobadilla, Laura Rodríguez-Pérez, Emmanuelle Teuma, Philippe Serp, Anna M. Masdeu-Bultó and Montserrat Gómez
    Catalysis Letters, 2011, 6, 808-816.

  • New bicyclic phosphorous ligands: synthesis, structure and catalytic applications in ionic liquids
    M. V. Escárcega-Bobadilla, E. Teuma, A. M. Masdeu-Bultó, M. Gómez
    Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 421-428.

The funding for this project comes from:

  • Departament d’Innovació, Universitats i Empresa, 2007ITT00007

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