Special Issue "Heterocyclic Chemistry and Catalysis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis in Organic and Polymer Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sabine Berteina-Raboin Website E-Mail
University of Orléans, ICOA, Institute of Organic and Analytical Chemistry, UMR 7771, Rue de Chartres, BP 6759, F-45067 Orléans, France
Interests: methodologiecal studies in heterocyclic chemistry; formation of C-C, C-N, C-O, and C-S bonds; synthesis or hemi-synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, bioactives molecules, or natural products; environmentally friendly methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Heterocycles can be found in all kinds of organic compounds of interest in biology, agro chemistry pharmacology, medicine, and materials science. In the last few decade, the use of catalytic processes mainly by transition-metal complexes has considerably impacted modern organic synthesis methodologies, but many improvements are still possible in terms of selectivity or even enantioselectivity via the development of new ligands or the study of the catalytic effect of other metals to carry out the same or new chemical transformations. In addition, the attention paid to environmentally friendly methods in terms of the quantities of catalysts, ligands, and solvents is currently indispensable.

This Special Issue on Heterocyclic Chemistry and Catalysis will focus on new advances in catalytic processes applied to heterocyclic compounds. In doing so, we placed specific emphasis on original research papers and short reviews of the synthesis of biologically active compounds using transition metals catalysts, the identification of new catalysts, the synthesis of new ligands allowing selectivity or enantioselectivity of the synthetic pathway, the activity and stability of catalysts under turnover conditions, news materials, and all the improvements in the catalytic processes.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Berteina-Raboin
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • heterocyclic methodologies
  • catalytic processes
  • new catalysts
  • bioactives molecules
  • synthetic or hemi-synthetic pathways
  • enrironmentally friendly methods

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Reactions for the Synthesis of Substituted Quinazolines
Author: Dhruba Sarkar
Affiliation: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Abstract: Quinazoline scaffolds are extremely attractive for the medicinal chemistry and drug discovery programs. Synthesis of substituted quinazolines are long-standing objective in synthetic chemistry. Transition-metal-catalyzed reactions have become one of the most powerful methods to obtain the quinazoline core. Recent years, these valuable structural motifs are becoming growing interest to the scientific community due to their high biological activity and regioselective synthesis. This review article focused on recent progressed involving transition-metal-catalyzed reaction to obtain substituted quinazolines.

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