Paper: Nanoparticle assemblies used to improve catalysis of aryl sulfides common in bioactive compounds
Cooperation with Toosi University leads to publication in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Metal nanoparticles have highly reactive surfaces that have long been the mainstay of surface-based catalysis. Assemblies of nanoparticles make it possible to improve the efficiency of catalysts and to recycle them, making chemistry more efficient and sustainable, as well as reducing complexity by reducing the number of reaction steps. Prof. Khakyzadeh at Toosi University in Iran has developed a new nanoparticle-based catalyst for one-pot and odorless synthesis of unsymmetrical aryl sulfides by crossover C–S bond formation. Dr. Shirmardi Shaghasemi from BIMat helped characterized the novel system useful for synthesis of a broad range of therapeutically active compounds.