Special Issue "Catalysts for Site-Selective Reactions"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2016)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kei Manabe

University of Shizuoka, 52-1 Yada, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8526, Japan
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Interests: cross coupling; palladium catalyst; homogeneous/heterogeneous catalyst; selective reaction; allylic substitution; carbonylation; C-H activation; reaction mechanism; organometallic chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Site-selective reactions, in which one of functional groups or C‒H positions with similar reactivity is selectively converted to another substituent, constitute an important class of reactions in organic synthesis. This type of transformation can greatly reduce the steps required for synthesis of target compounds. Among site-selective reactions, catalytic versions with high site-selectivity have attracted considerable attention, and various new catalysts for such transformations have been developed. This Special Issue, “Catalysts for Site-Selective Reactions”, will cover significant developments in the exciting field of site-selective catalysis. I believe that the Special Issue will help researchers to appreciate the importance of the concept and to develop new catalysts for useful transformations.

Prof. Dr. Kei Manabe
Guest Editor

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  • site-selective reaction
  • functionalization
  • C–H activation
  • metal catalyst
  • organocatalyst
  • reaction mechanism

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