Special Issue "Advances in Organocatalysts: Synthesis and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2021.
Interests: phosphorus chemistry, phosphine ligands, catalysis, multicomponent reactions, green chemistry, microwave-assisted synthesis
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Interests: organocatalysis; cinchona catalysts; hydrogen–bond donors; recycling; organic solvent nanofiltration; immobilization
Organocatalysis represents one of the most exciting and rapidly developing research fields in organic chemistry, becoming the third pillar after transition metal catalysis and biocatalysis. Using nonmetal catalysts in organic syntheses presents a lot of advantages, such as less toxicity and pollution, ease of handling, less sensitivity to air and moisture, lower cost, thus making this option more economical and less harmful to the environment than applying traditional organometallic catalysts. In this regard, low-cost and environmentally benign organocatalysis may be an effective tool for the synthesis of complex organic molecules. Moreover, using chiral organocatalysts can make asymmetric syntheses possible.
In addition, electrochemical and photochemical reactions applying organic molecules as mediators and catalysts can offer mild, alternative methodological strategies towards green chemistry.
This Special Issue aims to cover recent research and advances in the field of metal-free catalysts, photoredox- and electrocatalysis. Novel mechanistic and investigatory studies on catalysis, design and synthesis of organocatalysts, their applications in the preparation of products important in the pharmaceutical or material sciences, as well as recycling are welcomed in this issue as full papers, communications, and mini-reviews.
Dr. Erika Bálint
Dr. József Kupai
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Nonmetal catalysis
- Asymmetric synthesis
- Multicomponent reactions
- Green chemistry
- Hydrogen–bond donors
- Bifunctional catalysis
- Catalyst immobilization
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.
1. tentative title: PMDTA-catalyzed synthesis of2-amino-4H-chromen-4-ylphosphonate derivatives
1Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1521 Budapest, Hungary
2MS Metabolomics Laboratory, Instrumentation Center, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Magyar tudósok krt. 2., H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
3Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia