Special Issue "Carbonylation Chemistry"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Bartolo Gabriele

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies, Via Pietro Bucci, 12/C, University of Calabria, 87036 - Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
Website: http://www.unical.it/portale/strutture/dipartimenti_240/dfssn/areastudenti/avvisi_docenti/gabriele/
Phone: +39-0984-492044
Interests: new syntheses of high value added molecules through catalytic assembly of simple units; innovative syntheses of heterocyclic molecules of pharmaceutical, agrochemical, or applicative interest; carbonylation chemistry; use of non-conventional solvents in organic synthesis; synthesis and semi-synthesis of bioactive compounds of pharmaceutical or agrochemical interest; synthesis of new materials for advanced applications; extraction, characterization, and evaluation of the biological activity of bioactive principles from natural matrices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbonylation chemistry is an emerging area in modern organic synthesis. While the use of carbon monoxide as a C-1 unit for the preparation of carbonylated compounds has been exploited by industry for a long time, the application of this methodology in academic laboratories is relatively recent. A strong input in this direction has been given by the development of novel and efficient catalysts, which are able to realize complex carbonylation processes that lead to high value added products. These new catalytic methods start from simple and readily available substrates, and occur under mild or relatively mild conditions. At present, carbonylation chemistry represents a powerful tool for direct, one-step preparation of a variety of carbonylated products in a multicomponent fashion. Consequently, carbonylation chemistry is progressively acquiring interest from those interested in synthesis.

The Special Issue scope is broad, and includes the elaboration of novel catalysts for performing already known carbonylation processes in a more efficient manner, as well as the development of new carbonylation methods for the synthesis of products of industrial interest, and of fine chemicals (including bioactive compounds).

Prof. Dr. Bartolo Gabriele
Guest Editor


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  • carbonylation
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • carbonylated compounds
  • organic synthesis

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p. 15116-15161
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Molecules 2014, 19(9), 15116-15161; doi:10.3390/molecules190915116
Received: 2 July 2014 / Revised: 2 September 2014 / Accepted: 11 September 2014 / Published: 22 September 2014
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Molecules 2014, 19(6), 8261-8275; doi:10.3390/molecules19068261
Received: 23 April 2014 / Revised: 30 May 2014 / Accepted: 9 June 2014 / Published: 18 June 2014
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p. 7689-7713
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Molecules 2014, 19(6), 7689-7713; doi:10.3390/molecules19067689
Received: 12 May 2014 / Revised: 29 May 2014 / Accepted: 5 June 2014 / Published: 10 June 2014
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Molecules 2014, 19(5), 5876-5897; doi:10.3390/molecules19055876
Received: 9 April 2014 / Revised: 26 April 2014 / Accepted: 28 April 2014 / Published: 6 May 2014
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