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Special Issue "Advance in Catalytic C−H Functionalization for Chemical Synthesis and Other Applications"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019.
Prof. Dr. Georgiy B. Shul'pin Website E-Mail
Russian Acad Sci, Semenov Inst Chem Phys, Moscow, Russia
Interests: metal complex catalysis; biomimetic catalysis; photocatalysis; oxidation of hydrocarbons; catalytic activation and functionalization of C–H bonds in hydrocarbons; organometallic chemistry; regioselectivity
Reactions of hydrocarbons and alcohols occurring with the functionalization of C-H bonds can be catalyzed by metal complexes. These transformations are widely applied for organic synthesis, water photo-oxidation, the fixation of CO, CO2 and N2, etc. The efficient and selective functionalization of C–H bonds in saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons is one of the very important goals of organic chemistry. Many reactions of various organic compounds occur via C–H bond functionalization, that is, replacing the hydrogen atom by any other group. All these processes lead to the formation of extremely valuable chemical products. New catalytic systems based on metal complexes have been discovered during the last decades, which allow us to introduce various groups into aromatic and even saturated hydrocarbons and their derivatives, as well as other C–H compounds (see, for example, A. E. Shilov, G. B. Shul’pin, “Activation and Catalytic Reactions of Saturated Hydrocarbons in the Presence of Metal Complexes”, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London/Moscow 2002; G. B. Shul’pin, “New Trends in Oxidative Functionalization of Carbon–Hydrogen Bonds: A Review”, Catalysts 2016, 6(4), 50; F. Roudesly, J. Oble, G. Poli, “Metal-catalyzed CH activation/functionalization: The fundamentals”, J. Mol. Catal., A: Chem. 2017, 426, 275–296; D. S. Nesterov, O. V. Nesterova, A. J. L. Pombeiro, “Homo- and heterometallic polynuclear transition metal catalysts for alkane C-H bonds oxidative functionalization: Recent advances”, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2018, 355, 199–222; Alkane Funcionalization, Eds. A. J. L. Pombeiro, M. F. C. Guedes da Silva, J. Wiley & Sons Ltd. Hoboken/Chichester, 2019.) and oxidize alcohols into aldehydes, ketones and acids.
Full comprehensive and mini-reviews covering various fields of catalytic transformations and highlighting specific problems, describing new unusual catalysts, new unusual solvents, new methods of inducing reactions (by light irradiation, etc.), will be very helpful for the reader. The description of new methods applied to light alkanes, including methane. will be especially intriguing.
Prof. Dr. Georgiy B. Shul'pin
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- saturated hydrocarbons
- aromatic hydrocarbons
- alcohols, C‒H functionalization
- homogeneous catalysis
- supported complex catalysts
- hydrogen peroxide
- reaction mechanisms