Special Issue "Organoboron Chemistry"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)
Dr. Steve Westcott (Website)
Department of Biochemistry & Chemistry, Mount Allison University, 63C York Street, Sackville, NB E4L 1G8, Canada
Interests: bioactive green boron compounds; organometallic borylation reactions; hot peppers for a healthier future
There can be no doubt that we are living in the golden age of boron chemistry. It is difficult to go through any journal these days without seeing at least a half a dozen articles dedicated to the latest developments in organoboron chemistry. Metal catalyzed borylations, including the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction, are effective, general and non-toxic routes to preparing a wide array of novel organic compounds. Sterically congested boron compounds have recently found applications in Frustrated Lewis Pair (FLP) chemistry and new applications to these remarkable species are becoming more and more common. Organoboron compounds are also making significant headway in medicinal chemistry, as either stalwart synthons or as biologically active materials. Discrete molecules and polymers containing three-coordinate boron atoms exhibit a number of amazing physicochemical properties that are finding applications in all areas of science and innovation.
This special issue of Molecules welcomes manuscripts covering all aspects of organoboron chemistry including their design, development and applications.
Dr. Steve Westcott
- Boron, Borylation
- frustrated Lewis-pairs
- lewis acid