Special Issue "Transition Metals Catalysis"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Jin-Quan Yu

Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Website: http://www.scripps.edu/yu/
Interests: transition metal-catalyzed C-H activation
Guest Editor
Dr. Ramesh Giri

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, MN 87131, USA
Website: http://chemistry.unm.edu/people/faculty/members/ramesh-giri.html
Interests: developing transition metal-catalyzed reactions; investigation of reaction mechanisms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors


  • organotransition metal complexes
  • catalyst design
  • homogeneous and Heterogeneous catalysis
  • cross‒coupling reactions
  • synthetic tools
  • selectivity
  • inter‒ and intramolecular reactions
  • bioorganometallic Chemistry

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p. 14700-14732
by , , ,  and
Molecules 2012, 17(12), 14700-14732; doi:10.3390/molecules171214700
Received: 31 October 2012 / Revised: 28 November 2012 / Accepted: 6 December 2012 / Published: 11 December 2012
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p. 13759-13768
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Molecules 2012, 17(12), 13759-13768; doi:10.3390/molecules171213759
Received: 25 October 2012 / Revised: 13 November 2012 / Accepted: 14 November 2012 / Published: 22 November 2012
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p. 13235-13252
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Molecules 2012, 17(11), 13235-13252; doi:10.3390/molecules171113235
Received: 19 September 2012 / Revised: 29 October 2012 / Accepted: 1 November 2012 / Published: 6 November 2012
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