Development of Sulfonic-Acid-Functionalized Mesoporous Materials: Synthesis and Catalytic Applications

Esmail Doustkhah, Jianjian Lin, Sadegh Rostamnia, Christophe Len, Rafael Luque, Xiliang Luo, Yoshio Bando, Kevin C.W. Wu, Jeonghun Kim, Yusuke Yamauchi, Yusuke Ide

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Sulfonic acid based mesostructures (SAMs) have been developed in recent years and have important catalytic applications. The primary applications of these materials are in various organic synthesis reactions, such as multicomponent reactions, carbon–carbon bond couplings, protection reactions, and Fries and Beckman rearrangements. This review aims to provide an overview of the recent developments in the field of SAMs with a particular emphasis on the reaction scope and advantages of heterogeneous solid acid catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1614-1635
Number of pages22
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 1

Bibliographical note

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Kevin C.-W. Wu is a full professor at the Department of Chemistry Engineering, National Taiwan University. He has received several international awards including a research fellowship for experienced researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, an Outstanding Research Award from MOST of Taiwan, and the 2019 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award. His research interests include the design and synthesis of functional nanoporous materials for energy and biomedical applications.

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This work was supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (FT150100479) and JSPS KAKENHI.

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Esmail Doustkhah received his Ph.D. from Urmia University in 2017 under the supervisions of Profs. S. Rostamnia and B. Zeyniza-deh. During his Ph.D., he was awarded the talented students prize from National Elite Foundation of Iran (NEFI) and the scholarship of visiting research in National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, with which he worked for Profs. Y. Yamauchi and Y. Ide in the area of silicate nanosheets for photocatalysis and periodic mesoporous organosilicas. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in NIMS in area of layered silicates.

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Christophe Len received his Ph.D. in 1995 from the Université de Picardie Jules Verne followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Hull (England). He is currently a Professor at the University of Technology of Com-piegne (France) and developed his research at Chimie ParisTech. He was recently promoted to Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2015) and received the 2017 Glycerine Innovation Award from the American Cleaning Institute and the National Biodiesel Board. His current research explores organic chemistry and catalysis applied to biomass.

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© 2019 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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