Special Issue "Asymmetric Catalysis and Transition-Metal Chemistry"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2011)
Dr. Stephane Béllemin-Laponnaz
Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, CNRS-Université de Strasbourg, 23, rue du Loess, 67034 Strasbourg cedex 2, France
Phone: +33(0)3 90 241 542
Interests: asymmetric catalysis; ligand synthesis; coordination chemistry; organometallic chemistry
The development of homogeneous catalysts for chemical transformations with improved performance is a key challenge of current chemical research. There is no universal approach to the design or discovery of new molecular catalysts. Selectivity in catalytic transformations is based on the selection process in a key step of the catalytic cycle, and high selectivity may be obtained by ‘forcing’ the system into one specific reaction pathway.
Molecular symmetry has been one of the guiding principles in catalyst design for enantioselective transformations since symmetry can reduce the number of possible intermediates (or transition states) in the catalytic cycle, thus increasing the probability of success in asymmetric reactions.
Contributions are invited on all aspects of asymmetric catalysis and coordination chemistry. Possible themes include, but are not limited to:
- ligand design
- asymmetric synthesis
- synthesis, chemical reactivity and applications of organometallic compounds.
Dr. Stéphane Bellemin-Laponnaz
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly 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 500 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- homogeneous catalysis
- enantioselective catalysis
- coordination chemistry
- organometallic chemistry
- ligand synthesis
- transition metals
Last update: 5 October 2012