Special Issue "Bifunctional Catalysis"

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A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Takao Ikariya
Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
E-Mail: tikariya@apc.titech.ac.jp
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent advances in green and sustainable science and technology strongly demand powerful and sophisticated catalysts with a tunable multifunction. The design and development of molecular catalysts with a bifunction based on the combination of Lewis acid and Lewis base working in concert is of ongoing interest in organic synthetic chemistry. Since the bifunctional catalysts contain two or more active sites for activation of the electrophiles and nucleophiles, they can efficiently effect a wide range of molecular transformation including C–H, C–C, C–O, or C–N bond formation by dual activation and effective accumulation of reacting substrates on the neighboring active centers in the same molecules. Thus, the rational design of the cooperating ligand that also adjust the balance of the electronic factors in the bifunctional catalysts is crucially important to exploit unprecedented catalyst performance.

Prof. Dr. Takao Ikariya
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • bifunctional catalyst
  • acid-base synergy effect
  • cooperating lignad
  • multi-metallic center catalyst
  • non-innocent ligand
  • dual activation
  • asymmetric catalysis
  • concerto molecular catalysis
  • environmental benign synthetic process

Published Papers (8 papers)

Molecules 2010, 15(12), 8988-9007; doi:10.3390/molecules15128988
Received: 15 November 2010; in revised form: 29 November 2010 / Accepted: 7 December 2010 / Published: 8 December 2010
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Molecules 2010, 15(11), 8327-8348; doi:10.3390/molecules15118327
Received: 20 October 2010; in revised form: 8 November 2010 / Accepted: 10 November 2010 / Published: 15 November 2010
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Molecules 2010, 15(11), 8305-8326; doi:10.3390/molecules15118305
Received: 13 October 2010; in revised form: 8 November 2010 / Accepted: 12 November 2010 / Published: 15 November 2010
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Molecules 2010, 15(11), 7732-7741; doi:10.3390/molecules15117732
Received: 6 October 2010; in revised form: 26 October 2010 / Accepted: 28 October 2010 / Published: 29 October 2010
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Molecules 2010, 15(4), 2453-2472; doi:10.3390/molecules15042453
Received: 9 March 2010; in revised form: 29 March 2010 / Accepted: 2 April 2010 / Published: 8 April 2010
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Molecules 2010, 15(4), 2070-2078; doi:10.3390/molecules15042070
Received: 2 March 2010; in revised form: 18 March 2010 / Accepted: 22 March 2010 / Published: 24 March 2010
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Molecules 2010, 15(3), 1280-1290; doi:10.3390/molecules15031280
Received: 1 February 2010; in revised form: 10 February 2010 / Accepted: 2 March 2010 / Published: 4 March 2010
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Molecules 2010, 15(1), 532-544; doi:10.3390/molecules15010532
Received: 24 December 2009; in revised form: 18 January 2010 / Accepted: 21 January 2010 / Published: 22 January 2010
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