Nanocatalysis as an immerging research topic has attracted much attention in the
past years. Functionalized materials with a nano-/submicro-dimension displayed a more significant
and dramatically powerful catalytic capability than traditional catalysts in organic
chemical reactions due to the increased surface area and multiple catalytic centers. Especially,
for chiral catalysis and natural product synthesis, nanocatalysts are and will play an
important role in enhancing the yield and TON (turn-over number), facilitating the purification
and realizing the efficient catalyzation in a recycling manner. This review article aims to
conclude the recent proceedings on nanocatalysis, such as catalyst design, construction and
modifications, and their applications in organic reactions, particularly to chemo-selective and
coupling reactions. Further discussions will outlook the future trends as well as current challenges
in this field.
Keywords: Nanocatalyst, organic reactions, construction, modification.
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