Special Issue "Metal-free Organocatalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2017) | Viewed by 42755
Standard catalysts for organic transformations contain a transition metal. However, the toxicity and cost of transition metals is of particular current concern, especially in large-scale transformations and in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, where even traces of heavy metals have to be rigorously excluded from the drug product. This is prompting the search for new metal-free chemical transformations under greener conditions. In this context, low-cost and environmentally benign metal-free catalysis constitutes a powerful means for the construction of complex organic molecules. Catalysis by chiral organic molecules (organocatalysis) does also offer the possibility of asymmetric synthesis.
The aim of this Special Issue is to familiarize the reader with recent research and novel trends in the use of metal-free catalysts towards carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond formation, including examples of chiral organocatalysis.
Prof. Dr. Aurelio G. Csákÿ
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- C–C bond formation
- C–heteroatom bond formation
- Non-metal catalysis