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Special Issue "Catalytic Asymmetric Epoxidation: Recent Progress"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Dr. Gerasimos Rassias Website E-Mail
Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, 26504 Patras, Greece
Interests: medicinal chemistry (lead optimization for antiviral, oncology and CNS targets); 2nd generation processes for improving the synthesis of drug molecules (original and generic); green chemistry; asymmetric synthesis; metal- and organocatalysis
Epoxides (oxiranes) constitute an important class of compounds both in biology and chemistry. The epoxide functionality is found in many natural products of diverse biological properties, in pharmaceutical molecules and in synthetic intermediates towards the synthesis of more complex compounds which support a range of applications such as medicine, polymers and other high-performance materials. Over the past decades, the synthesis and further exploitation of epoxides has been the subject of intense research efforts and significant advances have been made across all fronts of their chemistry and biology and uses thereof. Several reviews and book chapters have been dedicated to specific aspects of the epoxide field; yet, significant developments continue to emerge, rendering the epoxide moiety a special theme that continues to attract substantial interest. It is therefore warranted that the most recent developments in the epoxide field be captured and communicated in a concise and holistic manner. This Special Issue intends to serve this purpose and constitute a point of reference with respect to: (a) natural occurrence, properties, and reactivity of epoxides; (b) epoxidation methods (direct/indirect, stoichiometric/catalysed, regio-, distrereo- and enantioselective); and (c) applications and future prospects in research and industry.
Dr. Gerasimos Rassias
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