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Heterogeneous catalysis has been established as a fundamental pillar supporting the advances in ‘green chemistry’, from the perspective of cost and waste minimization. However, propensity for precious metals, promoters/ additives and harsh reaction conditions hinder the widespread use of heterogeneous catalysts over traditional pathways for chemical synthesis. This talk will introduce some of our current research in the field of heterogeneous catalysis encompass many of the topics of ‘Green and Sustainable Chemistry’. The absence of precious metals and additives, use of air as the sole oxidant, and easy isolation of products, along with proper catalyst reusability, make our catalytic protocol attractive for the selective oxidation reactions for fine chemical synthesis.