FineCat 2019 - Symposium on heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals

What: FineCat 2019 - Symposium on heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals
Where and WhenPalermo (Italy), April 10-11, 2019
General Information: Accommodation, Palermo, etc

The 7th edition of the “FineCat - Symposium on heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals” will be hosted in Palermo, Italy, on April 10-11, 2019. Established in 2012, following publication of the Catalysis Science & Technology themed issue "Heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals", the FineCat Symposium is jointly organised by the Institute of Nanostructured Materials of Italy’s Research Council (CNR) and by Palermo's University DEIM Department.

The standing of this Symposium is testified by the previous speakers atthe previuous editions of the meeting: 
Research in heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals synthesis is flourishing. Ten years after the highlight paper in Science of Cole-Hamilton in which David lamented that no heterogenized homogeneous catalysts was known to have found practical application, the Symposium organizers described in OPRD a number of new industrial processes that use efficient and highly selective solid mediators. New solid catalysts can not only be easily separated and recycled, but also effectively applied to continuous chemical syntheses carried out under flow, thereby opening the route to clean, efficient chemical synthesis both on the lab and on industrial scale. Furthermore, biomass feedstock is emerging to replace raw materials of petrochemical origin, thereby closing the materials cycle that makes processes truly sustainable.

Call of Abstracts

Abstracts are invited for both oral and poster presentations in the following themes:
  • Green catalytic processes
  • Organo- and biocatalysis
  • Selective photocatalysis for organic chemistry
  • Asymmetric heterogeneous catalysis
  • Atom economy and clean technology
  • Green reaction media
  • Heterogeneous catalysis under flow conditions
Deadline for submission is 31-Dec-2018.

Abstracts should be produced using the Word template and be as concise as possible.
The use of figures, graphs and schemes is recommended where this aids the understanding of the text

Abstracts should be sent as an MS Word email attachment to Riccardo Delisi (Secretary) with the subject line ‘FineCat 2019 Abstract'     

Please include your full address and contact details of the main author and the presenting author in the email and indicate whether you are submitting an oral or a poster presentation

Publishing Partner and Poster prizes

Delegates are encouraged to submit their work to Catalysis Science & Technology -- the flagship catalysis journal of RSC Publishing -- right after the meeting's closure.

All articles will be subject to rigorous peer-review according to the journal’s usual standards. If accepted, manuscripts will be published with a footnote mentioning the FineCat Symposium.

The Journal further promotes the event through provision of poster prizes of online subscriptions to the journal, inclusion of a full or half-page advert in an issue of the journal, and promotion of the conference on its blog or e-TOC alerts sent to all its subscribers.

Further information

Dr M. Pagliaro ( - Prof. L. Palmisano (

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