Mojtaba Khorasani

Group leader

Dr. Mojtaba Khorasani

Current students

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Kosar Sadat Hoseini

MSc. Student of Nanochemistry

Email: k.hoseini@iasbs.ac.ir

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Ghazale Anvarian-Asl

MSc. Student of Nanochemistry

Email: ghazale.anvarian@iasbs.ac.ir

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Sadegh Joudian

MSc. Student of Nanochemistry

Email: sadeghjoudian@iasbs.ac.ir

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Tohid Nouri

MSc. Student of Nanochemistry

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Mozhdeh Pourmansouri

MSc. Student of Nanochemistry

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Niloofar Abbassi

MSc. Student of Nanochemistry

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Shahla Habibi

MSc. Student of Analytical Chemistry

(Babol Noshirvani University of Technology)

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Arian Ajal-Afshar

Visiting Student

BSc. Student of Chemical Engineering

(University of Zanjan)

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Mohaddese Rashvand

MSc. Student of Nanochemistry

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Alumni

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Masoumeh Razaghi

MSc. Student of Nanochemistry (2017-2020)

Email: masomeh.razaghi71@gmail.com

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Sanaz Asgarloo

MSc. Student of Nanochemistry (2019-2022)

Email:sanazasgarloo757@gmail.com

Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica


Periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs) are an advanced class of organic-inorganic hybrid materials. The PMOs are typically prepared by the hydrolysis and condensation of at least one bridged organosilane precursor [(R’O)3Si-R-Si(OR’)3] in the presence of a suitable surfactant as a structure-directing agent (SDA) under either acidic or basic conditions. Thanks to the high surface area, tunable pore size and diameter, high loading of organic functional groups, and easy functionalization of the inner surface and outer particles, PMOs have attracted much attention in the fields of catalysis.


Hollow Mesoporous Silica/Organosilica Sphere


Although a plethora of bulk mesoporous silica/organosilica functionalized by the desired catalyst has been reported so far, synthesis of the mesoporous catalyst with well-defined morphology such as spherical, hollow spheres, core-shell spheres and hierarchical structures in the nanoscale domain, has continued to be a challenge. Among these structures, hollow sphere materials are considered as superior candidates for designing highly efficient catalytic systems for gas-phase reactions due to their capability for gas molecule up-taking and followed by enhancement of gas retention time around centers where the catalyst is located. Currently, we are conducting some research on introducing new hollow mesoporous catalysts for carbon dioxide valorization.


CO2 Capture and Conversion


In recent years, human activities, the rapid growth of industrialization, and especially the uncontrolled combustion of fossil fuels have unfortunately resulted in the increase of atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, as a component of greenhouse gases. The long-term effects of this trend have ensued global warming, ice melting, ocean warming, sea-level rising, and ocean acidification which are overall defined as global climate change. Consequently, the development of new carbon capture and utilization systems which was able to minimize carbon dioxide emissions has become the hottest topic in the scientific communities. In this regard, we currently focused on designing new porous catalysts for the conversion of carbon dioxide to the value-added products.


Dr. Mojtaba Khorasani

Publications

18) Masoumeh Razaghi, Mojtaba Khorasani, Zahra Mohamadnia and Foad Kazemi, Coupling of Hydrophobic Graphene Quantum Dots with Photochromic Molecule for Fabrication of Transparent Photo-Responsive Polymeric Films Manifesting FRET Functioning, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2023, 437, 114420
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17) Mojtaba Khorasani, Babak Karimi, Hojatollah Vali,Coupling of CO2 with epoxides catalyzed by bifunctional periodic mesoporous organosilica with ionic liquid framework, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 2022, 7, 2618-2628
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16) Masoumeh Razaghi, Mojtaba Khorasani, Boosting the quaternary ammonium halides catalyzed CO2 coupling with epoxides on the hollow mesoporous silica sphere, Journal of CO2 Utilization, 2022, 61, 102028.
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15) Kobra Zavar Mousavi, Yadollah Yamini, Babak Karimi, Mohammad Mahdi Khataei, Mojtaba Khorasani, Shahram Seidi, Mostafa Ghaemmaghami, Plugged bifunctional periodic mesoporous organosilica as a high-performance solid phase microextraction coating for improving extraction efficiency of chlorophenols in different matrices, Talanta, 2021, 235, 122724.
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14) Majid Panahi, Ramin Jamali, Vahideh Farzam Rad, Mojtaba Khorasani, Ahamd Darudi, Ali-Reza Moradi, 3D monitoring of the surface slippage effect on micro-particle sedimentation by digital holographic microscopy, Scientific Reports, 2021, 11, 12916.
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13) Babak Karimi, Akram Bigdeli, Ali Asghar Safari, Mojtaba Khorasani, Hojatollah Vali and Somaiyeh Khodadadi Karimvand, Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols Catalyzed by In Situ Generated Gold Nanoparticles inside the Channels of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica with Ionic Liquid Framework, ACS Combinatorial Science, 2020, 22, 70-79.
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12) Kobra Zavar Mousavi, Yadollah Yamini, Babak Karimi, Shahram Seidi, Mojtaba Khorasani, Mostafa Ghaemmaghami, Hojatollah Vali, Imidazolium-based mesoporous organosilicas with bridging organic groups for microextraction by packed sorbent of phenoxy acid herbicides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and chlorophenols, Microchimica Acta, 2019, 186, 239-248.
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11) Babak Karimi, Omolbanin Yari, Mojtaba Khorasani, Hojatollah Vali, Fariborz Mansouri, Aerobic Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Amines Catalysed by a Recoverable Ruthenium Catalyst under Mild Reaction Conditions, ChemCatChem, 2018, 10, 1783-1787.
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10) Babak Karimi, Zahra Naderi, Mojtaba Khorasani, Hamid Mohammad Mirzaie, Hojatollah Vali, Ultra-small platinum nanoparticles supported inside the nanospaces of PMO with imidazolium network: An efficient catalyst for aerobic oxidation of non-activated alcohols in water, ChemCatChem, 2016, 8,906-910.
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9) Babak Karimi, Fariborz Mansouri, Mojtaba Khorasani, Recent Progress in Design and Application of Functional Ordered/Periodic Mesoporous Silicas (OMSs) and Organosilicas (PMOs) as Catalyst Support in Carbon-Carbon Coupling Reactions, Current Organic Chemistry, 2015, 20, 349-380.
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8) Mohammad Gholinejad, Babak Karimi, Afsaneh Aminianfar, Mojtaba Khorasani, One Pot Preparation of Propargylamines Catalyzed by Heterogeneous Copper Catalyst Supported on Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica with Ionic Liquid Framework, ChemPlusChem, 2015, 80, 1573-1579.
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7) Babak Karimi, Mojtaba Khorasani, Fatemeh Bakhshandeh Rostami, Dawood Elhamifar, Hojatollah Vali, Tungstate Supported on Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica with Imidazolium Framework as an Efficient and Recyclable Catalyst for the Selective Oxidation of Sulfides, ChemPlusChem, 2015, 80, 990-999.
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6) Babak Karimi, Mojtaba Khorasani, Hojatollah Vali, Carolina Vargas, Rafael Luque, Palladium Nanoparticles Supported in the Nanospaces of Imidazolium-Based Bifunctional PMOs: The Role of Plugs in Selectivity Changeover in Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols, ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 4189-4200.
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5) Babak Karimi, Mojtaba Khorasani, Hojatollah Vali, Rafael Luque, Control of plugging in bifunctional periodic mesoporous organosilica with imidazolium framework via stepwise addition of silica precursors, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 6575-6585.
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4) Babak Karimi, Fatemeh Bakhshandeh Rostami, Mojtaba Khorasani, Dawood Elhamifar and Hojatollah Vali, Selective oxidation of alcohols with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by tungstate ions (WO4=) supported on periodic mesoporous organosilica with imidazolium frameworks (PMO-IL), Tetrahedron, 2014, 70, 6114-6119.
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3) Babak Karimi and Mojtaba Khorasani, Selectivity Adjustment of SBA-15 Based Tungstate Catalyst in Oxidation of Sulfides by Incorporating a Hydrophobic Organic Group inside the Mesochannels, ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 1657-1664.
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2) Babak Karimi, Dawood Elhamifar, Omolbanin Yari, Mojtaba Khorasani, Hojatollah Vali, James H. Clark, and Andrew J. Hunt, Synthesis and Characterization of Alkyl-Imidazolium-Based Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas: A Versatile Host for the Immobilization of Perruthenate (RuO4-) in the Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols,Chemistry—A European Journal, 2012, 18, 13520-13530.
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1) Babak Karimi, Mohammad Gholinejad and Mojtaba Khorasani, Highly efficient three-component coupling reaction catalyzed by gold nanoparticles supported on periodic mesoporous organosilica with ionic liquid framework, Chemical Communications , 2012, 48, 8961-8963.
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Oral and Seminar Presentations

Oral Presentation
8) Weekly Seminars of the Schools of Nano Science and Physics
Title: Valorization of Carbon Dioxide to Cyclic Carbonates Using Mesoporous Silica/Organosilica Materials
Speaker: Mojtaba Khorasani
Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran
July 2022

Poster Presentation
7) 21st ICS International Chemistry Congress
Title: Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle Supported Iron Catalyst for CO2 Cycloaddtion to Epoxides
Presenters: Tohid Nouri and Mojtaba Khorasani
Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
July 2022

Poster Presentation
6) 21st ICS International Chemistry Congress
Title: Coupling of CO2 with Epoxides by Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica whit Ionic Liquid Frameworks under Solvent and Metal_Free Conditions
Presenters: Sadegh Joudian,Babak Karimi and Mojtaba Khorasani
Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
July 2022

Poster Presentation
5) 21st ICS International Chemistry Congress
Title: Boosting the Quaternary Ammonium Halides Catalyzed CO2 Coupling with Epoxides on the Hollow Mesoporous Silica Sphere
Presenters: Ghazale Anvarian_Asl , Arian Ajal_Afshar, Masoumeh Razaghi and Mojtaba Khorasani
Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
July 2022

Poster Presentation
4) 21st ICS International Chemistry Congress
Title: Efficient CO2 Fixation Catalyzed by Ionic Liquid Supported on the Magnetic Yolk_shell Mesoporous Silica
Presenters: Sanaz Asgarloo and Mojtaba Khorasani
Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
July 2022

Poster Presentation
3) 21st ICS International Chemistry Congress
Title: Magnetic Mesoporous Oraganosilica Nanoparticle whit Pyridine_Dicarboxamide units : Application as Catalyst Support for CO2 Fixation
Presenters: Kosar sadat Hoseini, Masoumeh Razaghi and Mojtaba Khorasani
Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
July 2022

Oral Presentation
2) Weekly Seminars of the Schools of Nano Science and Physics
Title: Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica with Bulky Functional Groups within Frameworks, from Bulk to Especial Morphology
Speaker: Mojtaba Khorasani
Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM) Tehran, Iran
July 2020

Oral Presentation
1) Catalysis, Chemometrics and Renewable Energy (Workshop)
Title: Ordered Mesoporous Silica/Organosilica as Catalyst Support
Speaker: Mojtaba Khorasani
Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq
April 2019