Magnetic Nanoparticles Supported Carbene and Amine Based Metal Complexes in Catalysis
Catalysis is one of the hottest research topics in chemistry. In recent years, metal complexes attracted great interest as catalysts towards various types of organic reactions. However, these catalysts, in most cases, suffer from the deficits during their recovery, recycling and the difficulty in separation of catalysts from the products. Therefore, the design and synthesis of recoverable and recyclable catalyst is very important aspect in catalysis. The aim of this review article is to highlight the speedy growth in the synthesis and catalytic applications of magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4, MNPs) supported N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and amine based metal complexes in various organic reactions. Furthermore, these catalysts can be easily separated from the reaction media with the external magnet and reused various times without a substantial loss of catalytic activity.
S. A. Patil et al., "Magnetic Nanoparticles Supported Carbene and Amine Based Metal Complexes in Catalysis", Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 42, pp. 112-135, 2016