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Special Issue "Asymmetric Catalysis in Organic Synthesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Dr. Frady Gouany E-Mail
Biomedical Science Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Room 27B18, University of Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia
Interests: asymmetric synthesis; enantioselective catalysis; metal-carbene chemistry; chiral analysis
Asymmetric catalysis (also known as enantioselective catalysis) is considered as one of the ultimate solutions for gaining access to enantiomerically enriched/pure compounds, in which a metal complex carrying chiral ligands has its own merits to return many equivalents of the desired enantiomerically-enriched chiral product. Due to the increasing number of available methodologies to access enantiomerically-enriched/pure organic compounds, the scope of asymmetric catalysis has greatly expanded to include a broad range of chemical transformations. Ideally, a practical asymmetric catalyst should provide high yield and selectivity (chemo-, diastereo- and enantioselectivity) for a broad range of substrates in different reaction conditions, whilst being inexpensive and readily available in both enantiopure forms. A large number of complexes have been already reported, and many of these complexes have been studied and used in asymmetric catalysis.
This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and advances in the field of asymmetric catalysis. This includes, but is not restricted to, the design and synthesis of novel chiral catalysts, their applications in the development of new asymmetric methodologies, and in the synthesis of commercially-valuable molecules and natural products.
Prof. Dr. Ashraf Ghanem
Dr. Frady Gouany
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- Asymmetric Synthesis
- Chiral Ligands
- Chiral Catalysts
- Enantiomeric Excess