Sustainable Catalysis in Ionic Liquids provides an up-to-date overview of the relatively underexplored area of the use of room temperature ionic liquids as organocatalysts for a range of organic reactions, including polymerizations. Using organic molecules to promote reactions is an attractive option as these organic molecules can be safer than metal-based options. However, it is still important to be able to recycle and reuse these organic promoters. Ionic liquids provide this opportunity.
Table of Contents
Section i Ionic Liquids in Organic Catalysis
Chapter 1 Task-Specific Ionic Liquids
Ahmed Ali Hullio
Chapter 2 Ionic Liquid-Supported Organocatalysts for Asymmetric
Allan D. Headley
Chapter 3 Organocatalysis Induced by the Anion of an Ionic
Liquid: A New Strategy for Asymmetric Ion-Pair Catalysis
Andreea R. Schmitzer
Chapter 4 Imidazolium Hydroxides and Catalysis
Cameron C. Weber
Chapter 5 Organocatalysis of SN2 Reactions by Multifunctional
Promotors: Ionic Liquids and Derivatives
Sungyul Lee and Dong Wook Kim
Chapter 6 Sustainable Organic Synthesis Using Ionic Liquids
Toshiyuki Itoh and Toshiki Nokami
Section ii Ionic Liquids in Biocatalysis
and Biomass Processing
Chapter 7 Biotransformations in Deep Eutectic Solvents
Vicente Gotor-Fernández and Caroline Emilie Paul
Chapter 8 Ionic Liquids in Sustainable Carbohydrate Catalysis
Pilar Hoyos, Cecilia García-Oliva, and María J. Hernáiz
Chapter 9 Sponge-Like Ionic Liquids for Clean Biocatalytic Processes
Susana Nieto-Cerón, Elena Álvarez-González,
Juana M. Bernal, Antonio Donaire, and Pedro Lozano
Chapter 10 Ionic Liquids for Biomass Processing
Wei-Chien Tu and Jason P. Hallett
Chapter 11 Membrane Technology for Catalytic Processes in Ionic Liquids
J. Romero, R. Cabezas, C. Araya, and G. Merlet
Pedro Lozano is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Murcia, Spain. His current research interests are related to enzyme technology with particular focus on the use of enzymes in ionic liquids and supercritical fluids.
Lozano was born in Ceutí, Spain, in 1961. He received his Ph.D. degree in sciences (chemistry) from the University of Murcia in 1988, under the supervision of Professors José L. Iborra and Arturo Manjón. Between 1990 and 1991, Lozano spent two years at the Centre de Bioingénierie Gilbert Durand, Toulouse (France) as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Professor Didier Combes. In 1993, he returned to the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Murcia (Spain) as a Lecturer in biochemistry and molecular biology, being finally promoted to a Full Professor in 2004. Since 1996, he has been the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and the Coordinator of the Biochemistry degree at the University of Murcia.
Lozano's research activity has always been related with enzyme technology under nonconventional media. His particular research interest focuses on the use of enzymes in neoteric solvents, that is, ionic liquids and supercritical fluids.