Special Issue "Transition Metal Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ioannis D. Kostas
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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
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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

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Keywords

  • 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

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Synthesis of a Bcl9 Alpha-Helix Mimetic for Inhibition of PPIs by a Combination of Electrooxidative Phenol Coupling and Pd-Catalyzed Cross Coupling
Catalysts 2020, 10(3), 340; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10030340 - 19 Mar 2020
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Teraryl-based alpha-helix mimetics have resulted in efficient inhibitors of protein-protein interactions (PPIs). Extending the concept to even longer oligoarene systems would allow for the mimicking of even larger interaction sites. We present a highly efficient synthetic modular access to quateraryl alpha-helix mimetics, in [...] Read more.
Teraryl-based alpha-helix mimetics have resulted in efficient inhibitors of protein-protein interactions (PPIs). Extending the concept to even longer oligoarene systems would allow for the mimicking of even larger interaction sites. We present a highly efficient synthetic modular access to quateraryl alpha-helix mimetics, in which, at first, two phenols undergo electrooxidative dehydrogenative cross-coupling. The resulting 4,4′-biphenol is then activated by conversion to nonaflates, which serve as leaving groups for iterative Pd-catalyzed Suzuki-cross-coupling reactions with suitably substituted pyridine boronic acids. This work, for the first time, demonstrates the synthetic efficiency of using both electroorganic as well as transition-metal catalyzed cross-coupling in the assembly of oligoarene structures. Full article
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Thiosemicarbazone Complexes of Transition Metals as Catalysts for Cross-Coupling Reactions
Catalysts 2020, 10(10), 1107; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10101107 - 24 Sep 2020
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Catalysis of cross-coupling reactions under phosphane-free conditions represents an important ongoing challenge. Although transition metal complexes based on the thiosemicarbazone unit have been known for a very long time, their use in homogeneous catalysis has been studied only relatively recently. In particular, reports [...] Read more.
Catalysis of cross-coupling reactions under phosphane-free conditions represents an important ongoing challenge. Although transition metal complexes based on the thiosemicarbazone unit have been known for a very long time, their use in homogeneous catalysis has been studied only relatively recently. In particular, reports of cross-coupling catalytic reactions with such complexes have appeared only in the last 15 years. This review provides a survey of the research in this area and a discussion of the prospects for future developments. Full article
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Recent Advances in Metal-Catalyzed Alkyl–Boron (C(sp3)–C(sp2)) Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Couplings
Catalysts 2020, 10(3), 296; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10030296 - 05 Mar 2020
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Boron chemistry has evolved to become one of the most diverse and applied fields in organic synthesis and catalysis. Various valuable reactions such as hydroborylations and Suzuki–Miyaura cross-couplings (SMCs) are now considered as indispensable methods in the synthetic toolbox of researchers in academia [...] Read more.
Boron chemistry has evolved to become one of the most diverse and applied fields in organic synthesis and catalysis. Various valuable reactions such as hydroborylations and Suzuki–Miyaura cross-couplings (SMCs) are now considered as indispensable methods in the synthetic toolbox of researchers in academia and industry. The development of novel sterically- and electronically-demanding C(sp3)–Boron reagents and their subsequent metal-catalyzed cross-couplings attracts strong attention and serves in turn to expedite the wheel of innovative applications of otherwise challenging organic adducts in different fields. This review describes the significant progress in the utilization of classical and novel C(sp3)–B reagents (9-BBN and 9-MeO-9-BBN, trifluoroboronates, alkylboranes, alkylboronic acids, MIDA, etc.) as coupling partners in challenging metal-catalyzed C(sp3)–C(sp2) cross-coupling reactions, such as B-alkyl SMCs after 2001. Full article
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