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Special Issue "Bioinspired Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Youla S. Tsantrizos
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Guest Editor
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Interests: design and synthesis of phosphorus-containing molecules as leads in medicinal chemistry or ligands in metal-mediated and organocatalytic asymmetric synthesis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nature’s exquisite efficiency in synthesizing complex metabolites has inspired researchers in many areas of chemistry, including asymmetric synthesis and catalysis. Replication of the enantioselectivity and efficiency of enzymatic transformations is what defines bioinspired synthesis and catalysis. Over the last few decades, numerous elegant examples have been reported in the literature, which include metal-mediated asymmetric reactions, mimicking the catalytic properties of metalloenzymes, and various other enantioselective reactions catalyzed by carefully designed small organic molecules (i.e., organocatalysts). The main aim of this Special Issue on "Bioinspired Catalysis" is to provide an open forum where researchers may share their investigations and findings in this important field of chemistry. Contributions to this Special Issue, in the form of original research or review articles, may cover any aspect of bioinspired catalysis; studies with multidisciplinary input, offering new methodologies or insights, are particularly welcome.

Prof. Youla S. Tsantrizos
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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.


  • Bioinspired asymmetric catalysis
  • Metal-mediated asymmetric catalysis
  • Bioinspired organocatalysis
  • Bioinspired synthesis of human therapeutics and agrochemicals

Published Papers

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