Special Issue "Biomimetic Catalysts"


A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Armando Córdova
1 Department of Organic Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
2 Mid Sweden University, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics, 851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden
Website: http://www.organ.su.se/Forskning/ac.php
E-Mail: acordova@organ.su.se
Phone: +46 8 162479
Fax: +46 8 154908
Interests: asymmetric catalysis; biomimetic catalysis; organocatalysis; biocatalysis; vombination of organo- and transition metal catalysis; domino, tandem cascade reactions; development of environmentally friendly catalytic reactions; catalytic modification of cellulose and polysaccharides; asymmetric synthesis; diversity oriented synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nature has always been a great inspiration for synthetic chemists in finding new ways of preparing their molecules and reactions. Catalysis is arguably one of the most efficient, economic and environmentally benign ways of assemble useful molecules and materials for the betterment of human health. In fact, it is the foundation for the perfectly evolved biochemical pathways of the cell and consequently life. Thus, lessons from how natural catalysts operate can therefore be very important for the design of the next generation of catalysts and chemical processes. In this special issue, some of the state of the art in the broad field of “biomimetic catalysis” is presented.

Prof. Dr. Armando Córdova
Guest Editor


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  • biomimetic catalysis/catalyze
  • mimic biological system
  • biosynthesis
  • metalloporphyrin (Porphyrin)
  • cytochrome P-450

Published Papers (4 papers)

by  and
Catalysts 2013, 3(2), 401-417; doi:10.3390/catal3020401
Received: 18 January 2013; in revised form: 11 March 2013 / Accepted: 26 March 2013 / Published: 9 April 2013
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by , ,  and
Catalysts 2013, 3(1), 232-246; doi:10.3390/catal3010232
Received: 21 December 2012; in revised form: 8 February 2013 / Accepted: 17 February 2013 / Published: 4 March 2013
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by , ,  and
Catalysts 2013, 3(1), 27-35; doi:10.3390/catal3010027
Received: 27 November 2012; in revised form: 20 December 2012 / Accepted: 8 January 2013 / Published: 18 January 2013
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by , ,  and
Catalysts 2012, 2(4), 517-531; doi:10.3390/catal2040517
Received: 27 September 2012; in revised form: 26 October 2012 / Accepted: 1 November 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012
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Last update: 8 August 2013

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