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Special Issue "Palladium Catalysts 2018"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018

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
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Phone: +34965903549
Interests: metal catalysis; asymmetric catalysis; organocatalysis; materials science; medicinal chemistry; carbocatalysis; green chemistry
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
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Interests: application of organometallic compounds in organic synthesis; synthesis of heterocyclic derivatives and their application as ligands in homogeneous and heterogeneous (MOFs) catalysts

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, nowadays, palladium-catalyzed reactions are routinely employed as powerful synthetic tools, both in academia and industry. Particularly interesting are the recent advances in new catalyst development, which have enabled to perform difficult transformations with unactivated substrates using low catalyst loadings under mild and green reaction conditions.

After the 2014 and 2016 editions, this Special Issue on Palladium Catalysts is already becoming a tradition in Molecules and we are delighted to launch the 2018 edition. This Special Issue will mainly focus on the latest advances and novel trends in the field of palladium catalysts, ranging from 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

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


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

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