Special Issue "Chalcogens in Catalysis: Synthesis and Biology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Claudio Santi

Group of Catalysis and Organic Green Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1, Perugia 06100, Italy
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Interests: selenium; catalysis; redox; green chemistry; organic synthesis; biochemestry of chalcogens; biological activity of organoselenium compounds
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Eder Joao Lenardao

Center of Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences, Federal University of Pelotas, Campus do Capão do Leão – 96010-900, Pelotas-RS, Brazil
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Phone: +55-53-3275-7356
Interests: organic synthesis; green chemistry; organoselenium; organochalcogen; ionic liquids; sonochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chalcogen-based reagents bear a high potential for the improvement of known reactions, not only from an environmental and pharmaceutical point of view, but also as interesting reagents for the development of completely new synthetic transformations and as potential ligands in catalytic reactions. Probably the most interesting aspect, emerged in recent years, involves the possibility to perform some functional group conversions using catalytic amounts of the chalcogen reagents or using chalcogen containing compounds as chiral ligands in metal catalyzed reactions. The developments of all these catalytic processes represent the most important results which have been reported recently in this field and their conceptual and synthetic relevance considerably increases the use of some derivatives as Green Catalysts. Considering that in nature, the main biological function of selenium and sulphur is associated with the incorporation of selenium in the form of selenocysteine (Sec) into certain proteins having redox motifs that use thiols as cofactors, different chalcogen containing compounds can be investigated as bio-inspired catalysts or biomimetic agent exploiting their biological activity through a catalytic mechanism.

This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in the field and original papers, as well as commentary, prospective, and review articles are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Claudio Santi
Prof. Dr. Eder Joao Lenardao
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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