Special Issue "Cross-Coupling Reactions in Organic Synthesis"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Laurent Djakovitch
Universität de Lyon, CNRS, UMR 5256, IRCELYON, Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l'environnement de Lyon, 2 avenue Albert Einstein, F-69626 Villeurbanne, France
E-Mail: laurent.djakovitch@ircelyon.univ-lyon1.fr
Interests: homogeneous and heterogeneous palladium catalysis; cross-coupling reactions; direct cross-coupling; oxidative cross-coupling; C-H activation; multi-tasks heterogeneous catalysts; one-pot synthesis of bioactive molecules; biomass upgrading

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

Cross-coupling reactions are key steps in the synthesis of a number of bioactive molecules of interest in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, cosmetics and more generally in fine chemicals. These reactions, including substitution of an aryl, vinyl or aklyl halide by nucleophile under transition metal catalysed procedures, have been the focus of many academic and industrial research groups leading to significant improvements during the last two decades. This special issue of Molecules dedicated to Cross-coupling Reactions calls for both fundamental and applied contributions in this field that remain a hot topic for both academics and industrials. Special attention will be paid to original contributions and feature articles reporting new or improved cross-coupling methodologies. Review papers are strongly encouraged, with special interests to those focusing on mechanistic aspects.

Dr. Laurent Djakovitch
Guest Editor


  • cross-coupling reactions
  • palladium catalysis
  • nickel catalysis
  • copper Catalysis
  • Heck-Mizoroki reaction
  • Sonogashira reaction
  • Suzuki-Miyaura reaction
  • Stille reaction
  • Corriu-Kumada reaction
  • Buchwald-Hartwig reaction
  • Negishi reaction
  • direct cross-coupling
  • oxidative cross-coupling
  • C-H activation
  • homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis
  • multi-tasks catalysts
  • one-pot synthesis of bioactive molecules through cross-coupling reactions

Published Papers (4 papers)

Molecules 2011, 16(6), 5241-5267; doi:10.3390/molecules16065241
Received: 31 May 2011; in revised form: 20 June 2011 / Accepted: 21 June 2011 / Published: 23 June 2011
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Molecules 2011, 16(2), 1129-1165; doi:10.3390/molecules16021129
Received: 30 November 2010; in revised form: 17 January 2011 / Accepted: 21 January 2011 / Published: 26 January 2011
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Molecules 2011, 16(1), 38-51; doi:10.3390/molecules16010038
Received: 17 November 2010; in revised form: 13 December 2010 / Accepted: 24 December 2010 / Published: 24 December 2010
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Molecules 2010, 15(12), 9157-9173; doi:10.3390/molecules15129157
Received: 11 November 2010; in revised form: 6 December 2010 / Accepted: 9 December 2010 / Published: 10 December 2010
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Last update: 4 March 2014

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