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Special Issue "Modern Synthesis of Nitriles: Industrial Processes & Emerging Approaches"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Harald Gröger
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Guest Editor
Industrial Organic Chemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemistry, Bielefeld University, Universitätsstrasse 25, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nitrile compounds represent a broad, and structurally-diverse, product class in organic chemistry, and are of high importance within the “product tree” of today’s chemical industry. Numerous product segments contain nitriles, ranging from pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals (representing high-price low-volume chemicals) to the field of polymer building blocks and bulk chemicals (as low-price but high-volume products). Although so far numerous efficient synthetic methods towards nitriles have already been established and applied, in part, on the industrial scale, the development of novel alternative synthetic methodologies and industrially-feasible processes represent an on-going research area.

Addressing the importance of this product class of nitriles, and the challenge of their synthesis, in a Special Issue entitled

Modern Synthesis of Nitriles: Industrial processes & emerging approaches”,

herewith we would like to invite potential authors from academia as well as industry being active in the field of nitrile synthesis to contribute to this special issue. Manuscripts on the industrial production of nitriles, the development of novel synthetic methodologies for nitriles based on e.g., catalytic reactions in the presence of metal complexes, organocatalysts or enzymes, as well as mechanism studies on chemical or biosynthetic nitrile-forming reactions are in particular welcome.

We are looking forward receiving your submissions on these exciting synthetic fields!

Prof. Dr. Harald Gröger
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Nitriles
  • Industrial processes
  • Synthetic methodologies
  • Catalysis
  • Reaction mechanisms

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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