Special Issue "Advances in Catalytic Coupling Reactions"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis in Organic and Polymer Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hironao Sajiki Website E-Mail
Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, 1-25-4 Daigaku-nishi, Gifu 501-1196, Japan
Interests: coupling reaction; catalysis; environmental catalysis; hydrogenation; H–D exchange reaction
Guest Editor
Dr. Yoshinari Sawama Website E-Mail
Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, 1-25-4 Daigaku-nishi, Gifu 501-1196, Japan
Interests: Heterogeneous catalyst, Lewis acid, Metal free, H-D exchange reaction, Total synthesis of natural products

Special Issue Information

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Dear Colleagues,

Coupling reactions are a fundamental and reliable organic synthetic tool for constructing carbon–carbon, carbon–nitrogen, and carbon–oxygen bonds in various academic and industrial fields. For example, the Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling reaction between an aryl halide and an organoboron species is catalyzed by the combination of a palladium metal catalyst and a ligand to form a carbon–carbon bond. Until today, various improvements have been made to transition metal catalysts and ligands, and reaction efficiencies and substrate applicability have been dramatically improved. With advances in reactors and technologies, reaction efficiencies are further enhanced by introducing novel techniques such as microwave and flow systems.

This Special Issue focuses on the modernization of various catalytic coupling reactions, such as carbon–carbon, carbon–heteroatom (nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, etc.) bond formation. We welcome articles, communications, and reviews on the recent advances in coupling reactions using homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysts, and traditional/renovated/novel reaction methods, equipment and technology.

Prof. Dr. Hironao Sajiki
Dr. Yoshinari Sawama
Guest Editors

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  • coupling reaction (regarding C–C, C–N, C–O, etc. bond formation)
  • recent advances in batch, microwave, and flow reactor systems
  • catalyst design
  • heterogeneous or homogeneous catalysts
  • traditional, renovated, or novel techniques
  • know-how

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