1. Peng-Fei Xu1 and
  2. Wei Wang2
  1. Hexing Li and
  2. Fang Zhang

Published Online: 18 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118356654.ch8

Catalytic Cascade Reactions

Catalytic Cascade Reactions

How to Cite

Li, H. and Zhang, F. (2013) ENGINEERING MONO- AND MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOCATALYSTS FOR CASCADE REACTIONS, in Catalytic Cascade Reactions (eds P.-F. Xu and W. Wang), John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ. doi: 10.1002/9781118356654.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

    State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, P.R. China

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 OCT 2013
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118016022

Online ISBN: 9781118356654



  • cascade reactions;
  • monofunctional catalyzed processes;
  • multifunctional catalyzed processes;
  • nanocatalysts


This chapter presents the latest developments in cascade reactions catalyzed by heterogeneous nanocatalysts. Tandem transformations mediated by nanocatalysts can be divided into two types of reactions, involving monofunctional and multifunctional catalyzed processes. The chapter highlights the synthesis approach of these novel nanocatalysts, which have been used successfully to produce active, selective, and durable heterogeneous catalysts. It further summarizes their properties and the cascade reactions which they promote. The chapter focuses on the potential applications for these new catalysts. It illustrates some monofunctional nanocatalyst examples that include: metal-based monofunctional nanocatalysts, metal oxide–based monofunctional nanocatalysts, orgamometallic-based monofunctional nanocatalysts, and graphene oxide–based monofunctional nanocatalysts. The chapter also illustrates some multifunctional nanocatalyst examples such as acid–base combined multifunctional nanocatalysts, metal–base combined multifunctional nanocatalysts, metal–metal oxide combined multifunctional nanocatalysts, and triple enzyme–based multifunctional nanocatalysts.