|Project Title||New set of metal complexes of amido pincer ligands for the catalytic synthesis of substituted furans.|
The present invention is related the synthesis of new metal complexes of a set of amido based pincer ligand and their use for catalytic conversion of tetrahydrofuran (THF) to various substituted furans
Fragrances are being extracted from plant materials (leaves, spices, herbs, flowers, fruits and even wood) through centuries. At the same time chemical synthesis of fragrances is also of great demand due to growing trend in global urbanization and raise in the concern for personal appearance. Substituted furans are the structural units for a vast variety of chemical fragrances compounds since they mimic biologically active natural compounds. They are great compounds for application in many pharmaceuticals, fragrances and dyes
Our proprietary technology by Dr Ghosh and his coworkers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) have established a catalytic method that could potentially be applied to efﬁciently decontaminate toxic polychlorinated solvents while generating value-added substituted furan chemicals. At the same time, it also addresses low reactivity and conversion and harsh and long reaction conditions in making these substituted furans.
|Tags||amido, catalytic synthesis, furans, ligand, metal complex|
|Posted Date||Dec 4, 2014 5:19 PM|
Dr. Ghosh’s real strength and advances have been made in the area of catalysis and green chemistry. He is a leader in this area and has made significant advances using novel nickel, iron, and tin organometallic catalysts, and making use of reactions that can capture and make use of carbon dioxide.
Ghosh’s degrees include a Ph.D. in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University, a M.S. in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, and B.Sc. in chemistry, with honors, from the University of Calcutta.