Special Issue "Asymmetric Synthesis 2017"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017)
Asymmetric Synthesis is perhaps the field of the Organic Synthesis that has experienced a more impressive development in the last few decades. As the majority of therapeutics and active natural products are in one enantiomeric form, the development of asymmetric synthetic methodologies plays a crucial role in the chemical production of these compounds of interest.
In spite of all the uncountable and impressive results achieved in this area along the years, the use of asymmetric synthesis in the chemical industry is, although important, still limited. Thus, the direct modification of naturally found chiral molecules results industrially very common, although applying an asymmetric transformation could often render the final compounds from cheaper and more easily available sources. However, still there are no convenient asymmetric preparations for many types of compounds. Therefore, the development of efficient asymmetric methodologies using economical starting materials and/or catalysts, suitable to render very high or total asymmetric bias, and employing mild reaction conditions remains nowadays as a topic of the highest interest. Of course, we should add the present environmental concerns to these considerations, what means safe reagents and solvents, recyclability, etc. Therefore, asymmetric synthesis still remains as a big (but rewarding) challenge for any synthetic chemist. This Special Issue of Molecules aims to provide a broad overview of the latest developments to access stereo differentiation in the synthesis of compounds of interest.
Prof. Dr. Rafael Chinchilla
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- asymmetric catalysis
- enantioselective organocatalysis
- diastereoselective synthesis
- asymmetric biocatalysis
- chiral auxiliaries
- chiral pool synthesis