Special Issue "Asymmetric Catalysis"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2013)
Prof. Dr. Takashi Ohshima
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan
Interests: Lewis acid catalysis; Lewis base catalysit; transition metal catalysis; organocatalysis; enzymatic reaction; multifunctional catalysis; green chemistry
In biological systems, the two enantiomers, in many cases, have a different response. Thus, most of the new drugs reaching the market today are single enantiomers, rather than the racemic mixtures. In addition, nonracemic molecules also contribute to the creation of advanced materials. The synthesis of chiral organic compounds in a highly enantioselective manner is therefore of great importance. In the earliest stages of development, the creation of the chiral center is made possible thanks to chiral substrate, auxiliary, or stoichiometric amounts of chiral reagents. Since the discovery of homogeneous catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation reactions, a variety of highly efficient catalytic asymmetric reactions have been developed so far and research in asymmetric catalysis achieved prominence in both academic and industrial laboratories. Although some of asymmetric catalyses have reached a high level of selectivity and efficiency, interest in further improvements continues to grow period. This special issue of Molecules will highlight all areas of current and future interest, reflecting the tremendous expansion in the scope of the asymmetric catalysis.
I strongly encourage authors to submit their work to this special issue of Molecules.
Prof. Dr. Takashi Ohshima
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