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Special Issue "Indium in Organic Synthesis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Akio Baba

Osaka University 2-8, Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
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Interests: organic synthesis; organometallic chemistry; indium chemistry; Lewis acids; organotin chemistry
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Makoto Yasuda

Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
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Interests: organic synthesis; organometallic chemistry; Lewis acids; coordination chemistry; metal complexes; organic structural chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A variety of indium reagents has played an important role in fundamental organic transformations, since the first practical preparation of allylic indium species was demonstrated by Araki et al. in a 1988 report. In spite of a short amount of time since the beginning of indium chemistry, amazing diverse applications have been developed, such as Barbier-type reaction, reduction, Lewis acid-catalyzed addition, carbometalation, transition metal-catalyzed coupling, and radical reactions, in the last three decades. Either indium metal, indium(I) and indium(III) species have been smartly employed in those organic transformations. Almost all applications are strongly based on characteristic high functional group tolerance, even toward active protons, including water. Recently, indium chemistry has been presenting attractive synthetic procedures under the conditions where other reagents hardly show their activity. We are delighted to be Guest Editors of this Special Issue on “Indium in Organic Synthesis”. We believe that the moderate reactivity of indium reagents can be precisely activated to achieve desired selective reactions. We welcome a wide range of articles on indium chemistry.

Prof. Dr. Akio Baba
Prof. Dr. Makoto Yasuda
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Indium chemistry
  • Lewis acids
  • C-C bond formation
  • Oxidation and reduction
  • Aqueous media
  • Catalysis
  • Organoindium compounds
  • Indium hydride
  • Structure of organoindiums

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