Special Issue "Phase-Transfer Catalysts"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Domenico Albanese
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Golgi 19, 20133 Milano, Italy
Website: http://users2.unimi.it/dpcorind/en/?page_id=36
E-Mail: domenico.albanese@unimi.it
Interests: phase transfer catalysis; organocatalysis; green chemistry; bioactive compounds; non toxic antifouling agents

Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dario Landini
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Golgi 19, 20133 Milano, Italy
E-Mail: dario.landini@unimi.it
Interests: fundamental studies and applications of phase transfer catalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Phase-transfer catalysis (PTC) began to develop in the 1960s and soon received widespread attention by academic and industrial chemists due to its simplicity and versatility. Nowadays it still represents a well established procedure, widely employed in academic research and industrial applications, and is particularly attractive from the environmental and economic point of view. In particular, PTC is a powerful tool to carry out reactions with environmentally benign reagents and solvents under mild and safe reaction conditions, and is therefore a suitable methodology for practical synthesis on scale.

A typical example is the replacement of hazardous, expensive and strong bases with inexpensive alkaline hydroxides or carbonates.

Moreover, the great development in asymmetric PTC reactions has enormously increased the synthetic potential of this methodology.

This special issue will focus on recent progress in the application of PTC to organic synthesis and hopefully will contribute to increase familiarity of PTC within chemical community.

Dr. Domenico Albanese
Prof. Dr. Dario Landini
Guest Editors

Submission

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Keywords

  • phase transfer catalysis
  • organocatalysis
  • non-hazardous reagents
  • asymmetric catalysis
  • depollution
  • environmentally benign reagents
  • green chemistry
  • sustainable development

Published Papers

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Last update: 25 July 2013

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