Surface plasmon resonance of silver nanocubes used for the first time in reductive chemistry. Mild and selective hydrogenation of carbonyls is now accessible with light excitation. Read more from ACS Catal 2017

Ultra small Bi<sub>2</sub>S<sub>3</sub> nanoparticles are synthezised with a simple mortar and pestle and aging and are promising contract agents. Read more in Chem. Mater. 2017

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

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

The Moores group leads a winning award for a new transmission electron microscope via a CFI-JELF award of $799,825. Read more. Photo credit: Owen Eagan

The Moores Group (Mar 10 2017). From left to right. Top: Paul, Alain, Andreanne, Thomas, Michael M., Michael L., Julio. Bottom, Blaine, Audrey, Madhu, Alexandra, Luis.

Congratulations Blaine (center) for winning the case competition for the 2017 Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry workshop with his team "The Molecule Moneymakers". From left to right: Zoe Hearne, Kisa Giebink, Blaine Fiss, Nicholas Lin, Andrew Mutrie.

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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