Sustainable Organocatalysis

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Publication details

Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
DatePublished - 4 Jul 2017
Number of pages15
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9780128046777
ISBN (Print)9780128047927


Organocatalysis is often considered to be inherently more sustainable than metal-based catalysis. However, it is necessary to consider the entire system and where possible the entire life cycle for this to be true. This article aims to summarize the most important catalyst classes found within organocatalysis, highlighting important developments along the way, with a particular emphasis on examples that embody the principles of sustainability.

    Research areas

  • Amino acids, Asymmetric organocatalysis, Brønsted acid catalysis, Cinchona alkaloids, Hydrogen-bonding catalysis, Peptides, Proline, Sustainable organocatalysis

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