Novel Metal-Free Bionanocatalysts for Catalyzing Organic Reactions
Paper ID : 1639-ICNS
Hamidreza Kalhor *, Morteza Hasani, Amin Yahyazadeh
Sharif University of Technology
Nanocatalysts have shown promising features in catalyzing various types of chemical reactions. Metallic nanocatalysts have been exploited widely in recent years in catalyzing organic reactions. However, non-metallic bionanocatalysts that carry C-C fusion or C-H activation have rarely been introduced. In this work, we have synthesized metal-free bionanocatalysts using various amino acids that could catalyze C-C fusion in organic synthesis. To demonstrate the feasibility of carrying out organic reactions, aldol condensation and michael addition were examined using a number of substrates. The preliminary results indicated that particular non-metallic bionanocatalysts containing alpha amino acids were capable of performing aldol condensation with aromatic substrate
Bionanocatalysts; Green Chemistry; Metal-Free; C-C Coupling; amino acids
Status : Abstract Accepted (Oral Presentation)