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Cellulose Nanocrystals acts as an enetioselective support in hydrogenation reaction with palladium nanoparticles. Kaushik et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015 137 (19), 6124–6127

The Moores group on a sunny fall day (Oct 23 2015)

Mary Bateman and Audrey Moores visiting Princeton University for the fall 2014 thanks to the NSERC-CREATE in Green Chemistry travel award and the FRQNT outside Quebec Professorship.

We make the cover of the Oct 2014 issue of Green Chemistry, with our review on bare magnetic nanoparticles in catalysis.

Mechanosynthesis of ultra-small monodisperse amine-stabilized gold nanoparticles with controllable size, M. J. Rak, N. K. Saadé, T. Frišcic, A. Moores, Green Chem., 2014,16, 86-89

A part of the group with Akira Suzuki during his visit at McGill (Mar 18 2014)

Prof. Moores featured in a Youtube video presenting the CREATE in Green Chemistry program

Nanoparticles and Catalysis for Green Chemistry

My group works at the interfaces between the fields of material chemistry, coordination chemistry and organic synthesis. We conduct research in the domains of catalysis using both the heterogeneous and homogeneous approaches and more sustainable nanoparticle synthesis. We have a special interest in magnetic particles and nanocrystallites of cellulose in catalysis, novel synthese of nanoparticles in solid phase and nanoparticles in ionic liquid media.


Green chemistry, Nanoparticles, Catalysis, Transition metals, Hydrogenation, Ionic Liquids, Oxidation, Nanocrystallites of Cellulose, Iron, Copper, Mechanochemistry

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