Special Issue "Palladium Catalysts"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Diego A. Alonso
Organic Chemistry Department and Institute for Organic Synthesis Alicante University, Apdo. 99, E-03080 Alicante, Spain
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/diegoalonsolab/
E-Mail: diego.alonso@ua.es
Interests: asymmetric organocatalysis; palladium-catalyzed reactions; new synthetic methodomlogies

Guest Editor
Dr. Isidro M. Pastor
Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias and Instituto de Síntesis Orgánica (ISO), Universidad de Alicante, Apdo. 99, Alicante 03080, Spain
Website: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Isidro_Pastor/
E-Mail: ipastor@ua.es
Interests: preparation and application of organolithium compounds; synthesis of heterocyclic derivatives and their applications as ligands in asymmetric synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Palladium-catalyzed reactions are of vital importance in organic synthesis. Palladium catalysts have played a fundamental role in the development of a wide variety of transformations due to its versatility and high functional group tolerance. Indeed, palladium-catalyzed reactions are nowadays routinely employed as powerful synthetic tools both in academia and industry. Particularly interesting have resulted the advances in new catalyst development which has enable to perform difficult transformations with unactivated substrates using low catalyst loadings under mild and green reaction conditions.

This special issue will mainly focus on the latest advances and novel trends in the field of palladium catalysts ranging from the basic research and characterization studies to the development of highly active catalysts and their application in different redox processes, cross-coupling as well as C-H activation reactions.

Dr. Diego A. Alonso
Dr. Isidro M. Pastor
Guest Editors


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  • palladium
  • cross-coupling
  • organic chemistry
  • green chemistry
  • heterogeneous chemistry
  • C-H activation
  • water
  • redox processes

Published Papers (7 papers)

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Molecules 2014, 19(6), 8402-8413; doi:10.3390/molecules19068402
Received: 26 May 2014; in revised form: 10 June 2014 / Accepted: 12 June 2014 / Published: 19 June 2014
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Molecules 2014, 19(5), 6439-6449; doi:10.3390/molecules19056439
Received: 3 May 2014; in revised form: 15 May 2014 / Accepted: 19 May 2014 / Published: 20 May 2014
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Molecules 2013, 18(12), 15207-15219; doi:10.3390/molecules181215207
Received: 16 October 2013; in revised form: 22 November 2013 / Accepted: 27 November 2013 / Published: 10 December 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(9), 10901-10911; doi:10.3390/molecules180910901
Received: 29 July 2013; in revised form: 21 August 2013 / Accepted: 2 September 2013 / Published: 4 September 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(9), 10334-10351; doi:10.3390/molecules180910334
Received: 5 July 2013; in revised form: 5 August 2013 / Accepted: 12 August 2013 / Published: 26 August 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(9), 10108-10121; doi:10.3390/molecules180910108
Received: 16 July 2013; in revised form: 9 August 2013 / Accepted: 15 August 2013 / Published: 22 August 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(7), 8289-8297; doi:10.3390/molecules18078289
Received: 17 June 2013; in revised form: 5 July 2013 / Accepted: 9 July 2013 / Published: 15 July 2013
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Last update: 10 July 2014

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