E-Mail Alert

Add your e-mail address to receive forthcoming issues of this journal:

Journal Browser

Journal Browser

Special Issue "New Insights in Diversity Oriented Synthesis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Renata Riva

Università degli Studi di Genova, Department of Pharmacy, Genoa, Italy
Website | E-Mail
Phone: +390103536106
Interests: multicomponent reactions, biocatalysis, enantio- and diastereoselective synthesis, green chemistry, fluorescent molecules, diversity oriented synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Diversity oriented synthesis (DOS) is a well established and powerful strategy for the synthesis of highly diversified collections of compounds. DOS requires the availability of efficient synthetic pathways, which should be environmentally benign, short, selective, and atom economical. Stereocontrol can in some instances be an important challenge too. This means that in the future the main question will no longer be "if" but "how efficiently" a molecule (or a collection of similar molecules) can be synthesized. This Special Issue is focussed on two main topics, accordingly with a new philosophy within organic synthesis based on the sustainability: a) the valorization of the starting materials, which should be easily accessible possibly from "bio-based" renewable materials (for example biomass or waste), with the aim to replace in the next future the oil-based chemistry; b) the efficiency of the synthetic methodologies planned to transform the starting materials into the new molecules. In particular catalytic methodologies, including biocatalysis, organocatalysis, photocatalysis, transition metal-based domino or one-pot reactions, can offer an excellent contribute to this goal. Moreover, Multicomponent reactions and green synthetic pathways can support as well the sustainability of the synthtic metodologies, allowing at the same time a diversity oriented approach.

Communications, full papers and short reviews on this topic are really appreciated and welcome.

Prof. Renata Riva
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 1800 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.


  • Organic synthesis
  • Enantioselective synthesis
  • Diastereoselective synthesis
  • Green chemistry
  • Sustainable methodologies
  • Multicomponent reactions
  • Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Diversity oriented synthesis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top