Organic chemical reactions via green chemical routes are of prime importance for safer environment. Heterogeneous catalysts are the major tools for achieving the goals of sustainable development. In accomplishing many of these goals, an important family of catalysts that has received considerable attention of the synthetic chemists in recent times is derived from the soil, the most noteworthy ones being clays and zeolites. Clays are solid acidic catalysts which can function as both Bronsted and Lewis acids in their natural and ion-exchanged form. Using clay catalysts, environmentally benign green chemistry can be done both at industrial level and laboratory scale. Cu-Clay has developed into trendy heterogeneous catalyst in our group owing to its characteristic properties such as enhanced reactivity, selectivity and a straight forward work-up procedure.
Audience Take Away:
- In this presentation I am going to talk about clay supported catalysts (which are heterogeneous in nature) and their applications in organic synthesis. These catalysts pave way towards green chemistry which is demand of chemical industries nowadays. Knowledge of preparation and applications of such catalysts can help the audience in their jobs (whether finding or promotion). This field of research will help and off course is helping researchers as well as teachers to expand their fields. Lot of research in this field has been done and practically applied to industries and incorporated in academia but a lot more is still to be done