Special Issue "Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of S-, Se- and Te-Containing Compounds: Recent Advances in Organic Synthesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 2489
Interests: synthesis and reactivity of organosulfur, organoselenium and organotellurium compounds, also mediated by organosilanes; study of their properties as new antioxidants and enzyme modulators; synthesis and functionalization of heterocyclic compounds
Interests: development of new synthetic methodologies towards sulfur-, selenium-, and tellurium-containing cyclic and acyclic organic molecules; study of alternative and environmentally routes to access and functionalize synthetically and biologically valuable organic compounds; design and synthesis of novel chalcogen-containing catalytic antioxidants
Chalcogen-containing organic molecules (S, Se, Te) occupy a relevant position in the chemical sciences, finding a steadily growing application in organic synthesis, catalysis, materials science, and polymer chemistry. Furthermore, such molecules play an increasingly important role in biology and in medicinal chemistry. For example, a number of organoselenium and organotellurium compounds have exhibited remarkable catalytic antioxidant activity. In this scenario, owing to their unique properties, organochalcogenides have in recent decades attracted a great deal of interest among organic chemists, biologists, and medicinal chemists, as proven by the growing number of studies focusing on these topics.
The possibility to introduce a variety of functional groups and the opportunity to access a plethora of highly diversified chalcogen-containing structures are of paramount importance in order to successfully develop new synthetically and biologically valuable systems. Therefore, the development of new synthetic methodologies towards these classes of compounds, as well as the study of their environmentally friendly synthetic and catalytic applications, represent one of the more fascinating challenges ahead in this field.
This Special Issue will be focusing on experimental, theoretical, and applicative studies involving sulfur-, selenium-, and tellurium-containing molecules. Particular emphasis will be devoted on recent advances in the synthesis of chalcogenated systems and in the study of their catalytic properties. Applications in the field of organic transformations, sustainable processes, material science, biology, and medicinal chemistry will be covered.Prof. Dr. Antonella Capperucci
Dr. Damiano Tanini
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- synthetic methodologies
- green chemistry
- sustainable processes
- glutathione peroxidase-like systems
- enzyme modulators and mimics
- polymers and materials
- density functional theory
- spectroscopic properties
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: Carbonic anhydrase: A versatile and useful biocatalyst tool in chemistry and biochemistry fields
Authors: Andrea Angeli; Fabrizio Carta; Claudiu T. Supuran
Affiliation: Università degli Studi di Firenze, NEUROFARBA Dept., Sezione di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Via Ugo Schiff 6, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy: [email protected] (C.T.S.)
Abstract: Metalloenzymes such as the Carbonic Anhydrases (CAs, EC 184.108.40.206) possess highly specialized active sites that promote fast reaction rates and high substrate selectivity. Among the 8 genetic CA macrofamilies, the α-isoforms possess rather spacious active sites and show a certain catalytic promiscuity. Although artificial CAs have been developed with the intent to efficiently catalyse non-biologically related chemical transformations with high control of stereoselectivity, the activities of these enzymes were much lower when compared to natural CAs. Here, we report an overview on catalytic activities of natural CAs as well as enzymes which were mutated or artificially designed. In particular, the distinct catalytic mechanism of hydratase, reductase and oxidase proprieties are reviewed.