Special Issue "Bifunctional Catalysis"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2010).
Recent advances in green and sustainable science and technology strongly demand powerful and sophisticated catalysts with a tunable multifunction. The design and development of molecular catalysts with a bifunction based on the combination of Lewis acid and Lewis base working in concert is of ongoing interest in organic synthetic chemistry. Since the bifunctional catalysts contain two or more active sites for activation of the electrophiles and nucleophiles, they can efficiently effect a wide range of molecular transformation including C–H, C–C, C–O, or C–N bond formation by dual activation and effective accumulation of reacting substrates on the neighboring active centers in the same molecules. Thus, the rational design of the cooperating ligand that also adjust the balance of the electronic factors in the bifunctional catalysts is crucially important to exploit unprecedented catalyst performance.
Prof. Dr. Takao Ikariya
- bifunctional catalyst
- acid-base synergy effect
- cooperating lignad
- multi-metallic center catalyst
- non-innocent ligand
- dual activation
- asymmetric catalysis
- concerto molecular catalysis
- environmental benign synthetic process