Special Issue "Transition Metals Catalysis"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2012)
Prof. Jin-Quan Yu
Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Interests: transition metal-catalyzed C-H activation
Dr. Ramesh Giri
Department of Chemistry, University of California, 709 Latimer Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: developing transition metal-catalyzed reactions; investigation of reaction mechanisms
Transition metal catalysis represents the core of modern-day synthetic methodology, which is being extensively exploited in both laboratory and industrial settings. Its applications, which range from manufacturing ingredients for cosmetic products to generating bioactive molecules for drug discovery, stand testimony to the critical roles a transition metal-catalyzed process plays in meeting our growing needs for efficient chemical technology. Discovery of such a catalytic process is often guided by aspirations for developing novel organic transformations and replacing existing, inefficient processes. In recent years, high throughput screenings and mechanism-guided reaction investigations, often augmented by theoretical calculations, have provided breeding grounds for the growth of new catalytic transformations. Moreover, mechanistic understanding, gleaned from the studies of known transition metal-catalyzed reactions, is also serving as a blueprint both for the rational design of improved catalysts aimed at developing catalysts with high turnover numbers (TON) and selectivity, and for the conception of novel organometallic catalysis tailored to solve specific problems in organic synthesis.
This Special Issue on Transition Metals Catalysis is anticipated to showcase representative state-of-the-art developments in all aspects of transition metal-catalyzed reactions. Therefore, contributions are invited in all themes, including but not limited to reaction discovery, mechanistic study and catalyst design.
Prof. Jin-Quan Yu
Dr. Ramesh Giri
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- organotransition metal complexes
- catalyst design
- homogeneous and Heterogeneous catalysis
- cross‒coupling reactions
- synthetic tools
- inter‒ and intramolecular reactions
- bioorganometallic Chemistry
Molecules 2012, 17(11), 13235-13252; doi:10.3390/molecules171113235
Received: 19 September 2012; in revised form: 29 October 2012 / Accepted: 1 November 2012 / Published: 6 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1366 KB)
Communication: Palladium-Catalyzed Multicomponent Synthesis of 2-Imidazolines from Imines and Acid Chlorides
Molecules 2012, 17(12), 13759-13768; doi:10.3390/molecules171213759
Received: 25 October 2012; in revised form: 13 November 2012 / Accepted: 14 November 2012 / Published: 22 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (289 KB) | Supplementary Files
Molecules 2012, 17(12), 14700-14732; doi:10.3390/molecules171214700
Received: 31 October 2012; in revised form: 28 November 2012 / Accepted: 6 December 2012 / Published: 11 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (781 KB)
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.
Title: New Advances in Free Radical Reactions Mediated by Titanium Salts
Authors: Bianca Rossi, Nadia Pastori, Angelo Clerici and Carlo Punta
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica “G. Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, Sezione Chimica, Via Mancinelli 7, I-20131 Milano, Italy
Abstract: In the last decade titanium salts have been widely used as catalysts for C-C bond-forming processes via free-radical routes. Herein we show an overview on some of the most significative contributions in the field, emphasizing the key role that titanium salts play in the promotion of selective reactions for the synthesis of multifunctional organic compounds, including living polymerizations, nucleophilic radical additions to imines, cross-coupling reactions, pinacolization and ring opening of epoxides.
Last update: 30 May 2012