Nanomaterials as Catalysts for Green Chemistry (#313)

The green or sustainable chemistry movement has directed the chemical community to develop solutions to major challenges including replacement of fuel sourcing and alternate chemical reactions that have a minimal environmental footprint. In this context, the rapid development of the nanoscience is opening new avenues for providing cleaner processes. This symposiumwishes to solicit presentations incorporating the most recent developments pertaining to the use of nanomaterials for catalysis with the goal to make chemistry greener. Catalysis is an essential tool of green chemistry because it affords less polluting processes, but also because it unravels synthetic pathways between novel resources and currently needed products. Nanomaterials, including metal and oxide nanoparticles, nano and mesoporous materials, have demonstrated great potential as novel catalysts. Bridging the gap between homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis, they offer an opportunity to provide active and selective catalysts, with specific and tunable separation abilities. In this symposium, we welcome contributions in the areas of greener catalyzed processes, design of safer polymers and materials, nanoparticles as catalysts, nanomaterial supported catalysts, promotion of the use of earth-abundant materials as catalysts.
Confirmed guest speakers: Shu Kobayashi (Tokyo U, Japan), Suljo Linic (Michigan, USA), Axel Jacobi van Wangelin (Regensburg, Germany), Hidehiro Sakurai (Osaka University, Japan), Jaiwook Park (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea), Aiqin Wang (Dalian, China), Masaya Sawamura (Hokkaido U, Japan), Oliver Reiser (Regensburg, Germany), Suojiang Zhang (Beijing, China), Michael Wong (Rice, USA), Ning Yan (NU Singapore), Jackie Ying (A-star, Singapore). Supported by the Center for Green Chemistry and Catalysis.
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Last update: Dec 28, 2015