Recent Publications

Hello! Here is a list of recent publications the PhD students of COSMIC have been involved with. Hopefully you will find something of interest 🙂

  • Continuous flow synthesis of menthol via tandem cyclisation–hydrogenation of citronellal catalysed by scrap catalytic converters. (Alessio Zuliani, Camilla Maria Cova, Roberta Manno, Victor Sebastian, Antonio A. Romero and Rafael Luque)

A continuous flow synthesis of menthol in a tandem system using catalysts derived from the ceramic core of scrap catalytic converters is reported. (Green Chem., 2020, Advance Article,

  • Efficient Ru-based scrap waste automotive converter catalysts for the continuous-flow selective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde (Camilla Maria Cova, Alessio Zuliani, Mario J. MuĂąoz-Batista and Rafael Luque)

Mechanochemical preparation of a novel catalyst based on Ru-containing scrap catalytic converters for the selective continuous flow hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde. (Green Chem., 2019,21, 4712-4722,

  • On the Effect of Secondary Nucleation on Deracemization via Temperature cycles (Fabio Cameli, Joop H. ter Horst, RenĂŠ R. E. Steendam, Christos Xiouras, Georgios D. Stefanidis)

Herein, the pivotal role of secondary nucleation in a crystallization‐enhanced deracemization process is reported. (Chem. Eur. J., 2019,