Special Issue "Organic Iodine Chemistry 2012"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2012)
Dr. Bimal K. Banik
Vice President, Research & Education Development, Community Health Systems of South Texas, 3135 S. Sugar Road Edinburg, Texas 78539, USA
Fax: +1 956 384 5006
Interests: organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, beta lactams, polyaromatic compounds, catalysis, microwave-induced reactions, and synthetic methods
In recent years, a large number of organic reactions have been reported using molecular iodine as catalyst and consequently "Organo-iodine chemistry" is considered as an emerging field of modern synthetic organic chemistry. Iodine is an inexpensive weak Lewis acid, readily available and easy-to-handle reagent for various organic transformations and yields products with outstanding selectivity and excellent yields. There is a growing trend of using iodine in organic synthesis. Molecules, a widely distributed journal of organic chemistry has planned to publish a Special Issue emphasizing "Organo-iodine chemistry". As a Guest Editor of this Special Issue it gives me immense pleasure to welcome iodine-mediated research works and reviews from academic and industrial scientists.
The main objective of this issue will be to provide useful information to researchers and students who are interested in the chemistry of iodine and its fascinating role in organic synthesis. Efforts will be made to include not only the synthesis of organic compounds but also to understand the mechanism of iodine-mediated reactions under different conditions.
I believe this Special Issue on "Organo-iodine chemistry" will offer a world-wide forum to present original research works and reviews focused on the synthesis of organic compounds especially, molecules of biological interest, using a variety of novel and eco-friendly strategies. I also hope that this issue will reflect the innovation and diversity of this growing field of "Organo-iodine chemistry".
Prof. Dr. Bimal K. Banik
- organic synthesis
- biologically active compounds
- eco-friendly reactions