Special Issue "Catalysts for Henry Reaction"

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: 15 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Luísa Margarida Martins

Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
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Interests: coordination chemistry; functionalized materials; C-scorpionate-based catalysts; sustainable catalytic systems; homogeneous and supported catalysis; nanocatalysis; molecular electrochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Henry (nitroaldol) reaction, the reaction between an in situ generated nitronate species and a carbonyl compound, is one of the most important carbon–carbon bond formation reactions in organic chemistry due to the synthetic utility of its corresponding products (β-nitroalcohols). Further transformation of such species provides an efficient access to interesting and highly functionalized intermediates such as nitroalkenes, 1,2-amino alcohols or α-hydroxy carboxylic acids. Due to the practical importance of this reaction, much attention has been paid to its diastereoselectivity, but the stereochemical control of the two newly generated carbon centers remains a difficult task to achieve. A stereoselective synthesis of either the anti or syn isomer would be desirable and efforts are focused on the development of catalytic diastereo- or enantio-selective processes.

This Special Issue is aimed at covering recent advances in the formation of C–C bonds via the Henry reaction. Original research papers and short reviews on the synthesis of compounds of industrial interest using this catalytic process, identification of new catalysts, synthesis of new ligands improving C–C coupling selectivity, activity and stability of catalysts in the context of clean catalytic processes are very welcome.

Prof. Dr. Luísa Margarida Martins
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Nitroaldol reaction
  • Selective C-C coupling
  • Enantioselective C-C bond formation
  • Organocatalyst
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Sustainable synthesis

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Synthesis and Organocatalytic Asymmetric Nitro-aldol Initiated Cascade Reactions of 2-Acylbenzonitriles Leading to 3,3-Disubstituted Isoindolinones
Catalysts 2019, 9(4), 327; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9040327
Received: 7 March 2019 / Revised: 27 March 2019 / Accepted: 28 March 2019 / Published: 2 April 2019
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Abstract
In this work, we investigated two strategies for the synthesis of the challenging ketones 2-acylbenzonitriles and we report their use as electrophiles in asymmetric organocatalytic cascade reactions with nitromethane. Promising results were obtained in the presence of chiral bifunctional ammonium salts under phase [...] Read more.
In this work, we investigated two strategies for the synthesis of the challenging ketones 2-acylbenzonitriles and we report their use as electrophiles in asymmetric organocatalytic cascade reactions with nitromethane. Promising results were obtained in the presence of chiral bifunctional ammonium salts under phase transfer conditions, which led to novel 3,3-disubstituted isoindolinones in quantitative yields and moderate enantioselectivity. Full article
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