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, https://doi.org/10.1039/C9GC03299A)


  • Efficient Ru-based scrap waste automotive converter catalysts for the continuous-flow selective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde (Camilla Maria Cova, Alessio Zuliani, Mario J. Muñoz-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, https://doi.org/10.1039/C9GC01596E)


  • On the Effect of Secondary Nucleation on Deracemization via Temperature cycles (Fabio Cameli, Joop H. ter Horst, RenĂ© 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,https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201904239)