• Mohammad Ali Nasseri

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    • Multi-component reaction on free nano-SiO2 catalyst: Excellent reactivity combined with facile catalyst recovery and recyclability

      Mohammad Ali Nasseri Mohsen Sadeghzadeh

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      Nano-SiO2 catalyst was readily prepared from inexpensive starting materials in aqueous media which catalysed the synthesis 𝑎-aminophosphonates from aldehydes, amines and diethylphosphate under ultrasonication in water. High catalytic activity and ease of recovery from the reaction mixture using filtration, and reuse without significant losses in performance are additional eco-friendly attributes of this catalytic system.

    • Highly efficient epoxidation of alkenes with m-chloroperbenzoic acid catalyzed by nanomagnetic Co(III)@Fe₃O₄/SiO₂ salen complex


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      A new type of heterogeneous Co(III) complex was synthesized by covalent grafting of homogeneous Co(III) salen complex onto the surface of Fe₃O₄/SiO₂ nanoparticle (NP). The heterogeneous nanocatalyst was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR), atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and nitrogen adsorption–desorption isotherm (BET). The catalytic activitywas investigated for the epoxidation of alkenes using m-chloroperbenzoic acid as oxidant at room temperature and the corresponding epoxide was achieved with excellent yields and selectivity. In addition, the effect of axial ligand was studied on the epoxidation reaction and pyridine N-oxide (PNO) was chosen as an excellent axial ligand in dichloromethane. Furthermore, the heterogeneous catalyst showed good stability and the magnetic properties (which made possible the easy recovery of catalyst with external magnet) without significant decrease in the activity in the epoxidation reaction.

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