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Special Issue "Enabling Technologies-Assisted Synthesis of Chiral Compounds"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Organic Synthesis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 January 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Benaglia

Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano via Golgi 19, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Interests: asymmetric synthesis; stereoselective catalysis; flow reactors technology; organocatalysis; organic stereochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Any technique that is employed to accelerate reactions, facilitate and streamline work up, and isolation and purification of the products, may be considered an enabling technology. In the last times, the development of innovative tools, machines, miniaturized devices, continuous flow technologies have deeply impacted the work of the organic chemist.

The present Special Issue, “Enabling Technologies-Assisted Synthesis of Chiral Compounds”, aims to collect and to disseminate some of the most significant and recent contributions in the very wide and highly interdisciplinary area of technology-assisted organic reactions, focused on the synthesis of chiral products. The scope is broad and includes the use of microreactors and catalytic reactors, as well as of flow-reactors in series to perform multistep synthesis, microwave- and solid phase-assisted synthesis/catalysis, application of innovative inductive heating techniques, 3D-printing, photochemistry and development of organic transformations in alternative solvents (ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents, water), all finalized to the synthesis of chiral molecules, building blocks or intermediates for the preparation of industrial products, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and biologically active compounds.

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Benaglia
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • flow reactors
  • microwave-assisted synthesis
  • 3D-printing
  • catalytic reactors
  • deep eutectic solvents
  • photochemistry
  • microreactors

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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