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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Frederick G. West

Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, E3-43 Gunning-Lemieux Chemistry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G2 Canada
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Interests: novel strategies for the efficient construction of complex natural products; new methodology based on unusual reactive intermediates; de novo design of bioactive small molecules for use in imaging and therapeutics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Molecules "Domino Reactions" is devoted to outstanding research and review papers focused on new synthetic methodology employing domino or cascade processes. The central concept should entail a sequence of consecutive reactions resulting in the formation of several new bonds. It may include, but is not limited to, processes involving catalytic methods, photochemical activation, multicomponent reactions, or enantioselectivity. Research papers and reviews describing new examples of such reactions or their application in target-directed synthesis are welcome for this Special Issue of Molecules. We ask that authors contemplating submission of review papers make a pre-submission inquiry to the guest editor with a brief outline of the proposed coverage.

Prof. Dr. Frederick G. West
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • domino reaction
  • cascade process
  • multicomponent reaction
  • transition metal catalysis
  • organocatalysis
  • carbocations
  • carbanions
  • radical reactions
  • metallocarbenes

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Open AccessArticle Easy Access to a Cyclic Key Intermediate for the Synthesis of Trisporic Acids and Related Compounds
Molecules 2014, 19(2), 1748-1762; doi:10.3390/molecules19021748
Received: 19 December 2013 / Revised: 22 January 2014 / Accepted: 23 January 2014 / Published: 3 February 2014
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The synthesis of a cyclohexane skeleton possessing different oxygenated functional groups at C–3, C–8 and C–9, and a D1,6-double bond has been accomplished in 10 steps with an overall 17% yield. This compound is a key intermediate for access to a
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The synthesis of a cyclohexane skeleton possessing different oxygenated functional groups at C–3, C–8 and C–9, and a D1,6-double bond has been accomplished in 10 steps with an overall 17% yield. This compound is a key intermediate for access to a wide range of compounds of the bioactive trisporoid family. The synthetic sequence consists of the preparation of a properly functionalized epoxygeraniol derivative, and its subsequent stereoselective cyclization mediated by Ti(III). This last step implies a domino process that starts with a homolytic epoxide opening followed by a radical cyclization and regioselective elimination. This concerted process gives access to the cyclohexane moiety with stereochemical control of five of its six carbon atoms. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Three-Component Coupling Reactions of Arynes for the Synthesis of Benzofurans and Coumarins
Molecules 2014, 19(1), 863-880; doi:10.3390/molecules19010863
Received: 16 December 2013 / Revised: 7 January 2014 / Accepted: 8 January 2014 / Published: 13 January 2014
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The domino three-component coupling reaction of arynes with DMF and active methylenes or methines was studied as a highly efficient method for preparing heterocycles. Coumarin derivative 5 was formed when diethyl malonate (2) or α-bromomalonate (3) were used as
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The domino three-component coupling reaction of arynes with DMF and active methylenes or methines was studied as a highly efficient method for preparing heterocycles. Coumarin derivative 5 was formed when diethyl malonate (2) or α-bromomalonate (3) were used as a C2-unit. In contrast, dihydrobenzofurans 7a and 7b were obtained by using α-chloroenolates generated from α-chloromalonates 4a and 4b and Et2Zn. The benzofuran 15a could be obtained by using ethyl iodoacetate (14) as a C1-unit. The one-pot conversion of dihydrobenzofurans 7a, 7b and 8a into benzofurans 15a and 15b was also studied. The direct synthesis of benzofuran 15b was achieved by using the active methine 18 having ketone and ester groups. Full article
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Open AccessReview Recent Syntheses of 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydroquinolines, 2,3-Dihydro-4(1H)-quinolinones and 4(1H)-Quinolinones using Domino Reactions
Molecules 2014, 19(1), 204-232; doi:10.3390/molecules19010204
Received: 2 December 2013 / Accepted: 20 December 2013 / Published: 24 December 2013
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A review of the recent literature is given focusing on synthetic approaches to 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinolines, 2,3-dihydro-4(1H)-quinolinones and 4(1H)-quinolinones using domino reactions. These syntheses involve: (1) reduction or oxidation followed by cyclization; (2) SNAr-terminated sequences; (3) acid-catalyzed ring closures
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A review of the recent literature is given focusing on synthetic approaches to 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinolines, 2,3-dihydro-4(1H)-quinolinones and 4(1H)-quinolinones using domino reactions. These syntheses involve: (1) reduction or oxidation followed by cyclization; (2) SNAr-terminated sequences; (3) acid-catalyzed ring closures or rearrangements; (4) high temperature cyclizations and (5) metal-promoted processes as well as several less thoroughly studied reactions. Each domino method is presented with a brief discussion of mechanism, scope, yields, simplicity and potential utility. Full article
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