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Special Issue "Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Organic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Irina Petrovna Beletskaya

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Chemistry, Moscow, Russian Federation
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Interests: catalysis; organometallic chemistry; organic synthesis; macrocycles; porphyrins; detection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will cover the diversity of the reactions catalyzed by different copper-containing compounds under different conditions, in which the renaissance of the Ullmann-type chemistry must be clearly demonstrated. Cu(I) and Cu(II) salts, oxides, and complexes with various ligands can act as catalysts in these reactions. Also, Cu(0) can perform as a catalyst in the forms of powder, nanoparticles (CuNPs), and metal clusters. The catalysts can be homogeneous, heterogeneous, or heterogenized. Copper compounds or CuNPs can be immobilized on solid or soft supports. An important point is the development of copper-mediated photocatalytic reactions. The catalysis provided by the above-mentioned catalytic species will be demonstrated using a wide scope of processes: carbon–carbon and carbon–heteroatom coupling reactions, various unsaturated compounds, cyclization and annelation reactions, and oxidation and reduction processes.

Prof. Dr. Irina Petrovna Beletskaya
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • copper catalysis in cross coupling
  • addition reactions
  • oxidation and reduction
  • carbo- and heterocyclization

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