1st Edition

Plasmonic Nanomaterials Characterization and Applications in Organic Synthesis and Catalysis

    166 Pages 26 Color & 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    166 Pages 26 Color & 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    This book comprehensively explores the field of plasmonic nanomaterials and their significant impact on organic synthesis and catalysis. It provides an in-depth understanding of the characterization techniques used for studying these unique materials. It emphasizes the role of plasmonic nanomaterials as efficient catalysts in organic synthesis, showcasing their ability to enhance reaction rates and selectivity. It covers a wide range of organic reactions, including carbon–carbon and carbon–heteroatom bond formation, oxidation, reduction, and so on. It presents detailed case studies and examples that illustrate the successful application of plasmonic nanomaterials in these catalytic processes. The book is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and professionals interested in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of plasmonic nanomaterials in organic chemistry and catalysis.

    1. Introduction to Plasmonics

    2. Characterization of Plasmonic Nanomaterial

    3. Surface Plasmon Resonance‒Mediated Organic Synthesis

    4. Plasmon-Mediated Homogeneous Catalysis

    5. SERS and TERS and Their Applications in Organic Synthesis or Catalysis


    Clémence Queffélec is an associate professor at CEISAM Laboratory, Nantes University, France. She studied at the University of Lille 1, France, and obtained her PhD in organic chemistry in 2007. She did 18 months of postdoctoral work in the field of phosphorus chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, USA, with Prof. Jean-Luc Montchamp. She then worked on enantioselective intramolecular hydroamination catalyzed by rare-earth metal complexes at the University of Paris XI. Her current research focuses on photocatalysis and molecular plasmonics.

    D. Andrew Knight retired from academia in 2003 and is currently a consultant and an author. He received his BSc degree in chemistry in 1987 from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and his PhD in inorganic chemistry in 1991 from the University of St. Andrews under the supervision of Prof. David Cole-Hamilton. After completing his postdoctoral work in enantioselective organometallic chemistry with Prof. John Gladysz at the University of Utah, USA, he joined the faculty at the George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, in 1996. In 2001 he moved as an associate professor to Loyola University New Orleans, USA, which was followed by an appointment in 2008 as a professor of chemistry at Florida Institute of Technology, USA. His research is focused on plasmonics and homogeneous catalysis as well as the design of small molecules as medical countermeasures.