Special Issue "Cycloaddition Reactions in Organic Synthesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)
Dr. Janis Louie
Department of Chemisty, the University of Utah, 315 S, 1400 East Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Interests: Catalytic Activation of Heterocumulenes; Ni-Catalyzed Rearrangements: Rapid Entry to Carbocycles; CO2 Sequestering Agents
Cycloaddition reactions provide rapid access to natural and unnatural compounds of medicinal interest or intermediates useful for functional materials. In general, cycloadditions represent an efficient entry to ring systems and require readily available starting materials. In addition, many cycloaddition reactions tolerate a wide variety of functional groups. The focus of this special issue is to present papers that cover both fundamental and applied contributions in this field. Special attention will be paid to the development of new methodologies, mechanistic analysis of existing methodologies, and applications of cycloaddition reactions toward the synthesis of pharmalogically or industrially relevant materials.
Prof. Dr. Janis Louie
- metal catalyzed organic transformations
- organocatalyzed transformations
- asymmetric catalysis
- mechanistic analysis
- medicinal chemistry