Sustainable Utility of Magnetically Recyclable Nano-Catalysts in Water: Applications in Organic Synthesis

Manoj B. Gawande, Anuj K. Rathi, Paula S. Branco, Rajender S. Varma

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Magnetically recyclable nano-catalysts and their use in aqueous media is a perfect combination for the development of greener sustainable methodologies in organic synthesis. It is well established that magnetically separable nano-catalysts avoid waste of catalysts or reagents and it is possible to recover >95% of catalysts, which is again recyclable for subsequent use. Water is the ideal medium to perform the chemical reactions with magnetically recyclable nano-catalysts, as this combination adds tremendous value to the overall benign reaction process development. In this review, we highlight recent developments inthe use of water and magnetically recyclable nano-catalysts (W-MRNs) for a variety of organic reactions namely hydrogenation, condensation, oxidation, and Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions, among others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)656-674
Number of pages19
JournalApplied sciences-Basel
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


  • magnetically recyclable nano-catalysts
  • aqueous medium
  • organic synthesis
  • sustainable methodologies

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