Special Issue "Transition Metal Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ioannis D. Kostas Website E-Mail
National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute of Chemical Biology, Vas. Contantinou 48, 11635 Athens, Greece
Interests: transition metal homogeneous catalysis in organic synthesis; catalysis by metal nanoparticles; medicinal chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Transition metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions have proved to be powerful tools for carbon–carbon as well as carbon–heteroatom bond formation, and a number of these reactions are well established for the development of applications ranging from pharmaceuticals to materials. Intensive research efforts are being made to find ways to improve and expand the scope of the process, and the development of more efficient catalytic systems is a hot research topic of enormous academic and industrial interest.

This Special Issue aims to cover promising research and novel trends in the broad field of cross-coupling reactions, employing a range of different catalysts. Catalysis may be homogeneous or heterogeneous, and the transformations may be in mono- or biphasic systems, using conventional conditions or non-conventional techniques (e.g., ultrasound, microwaves). The catalysts may be supported or unsupported metal complexes with phosphane or phosphane-free ligands, as well as metal nanoparticles. Studies on asymmetric catalysis, catalyst recycling, coupling of non-activated substrates, mechanistic insights, and also potential applications for the synthesis of fine chemicals and intermediates used in the manufacture of drugs and materials are also of great interest.

Submissions to this Special Issue are welcome in the form of original research papers (communications or full papers) or review articles.

Dr. Ioannis D. Kostas
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Cross-coupling
  • C–C bond formation
  • C–heteroatom bond formation
  • Metal complex
  • Phosphane ligand
  • Phosphane-free ligand
  • Multiphase catalysis
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Metal nanoparticles

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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