Special Issue "Named Organic Reactions based on Italian Chemists"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013).
Interests: drug discovery; medicinal chemistry; de novo design and synthesis of pharmacologically active compounds; natural products; solid phase peptide synthesis
The choice of this theme comes from the purpose to underline the importance and the contribution of the Italian Chemists to the development of the modern synthetic organic chemistry. If the well-known Cannizzaro Reaction (1853) represents a classic example, often cited in organic chemistry textbooks, many other less common though valuable transformations (i.e., Guareschi, Biginelli, Bargellini, etc.) followed, significantly participating to the advancement of the chemical science. Italian Named Reactions, both the old and the more recent ones (i.e., Minisci, Bartoli, Cacchi), cover different aspects of organic synthesis: functional group transformations, multicomponent reactions and heterocyles synthesis. By taking part in the preparation of scaffolds, biologically active compounds, natural products together with library synthesis, they play key roles in everyday chemistry.
The purpose of this special issue of Molecules is to collect manuscripts that, either in the form of reviews or original research articles, highlight the applications, opportunities and limitations of Named Reactions from Italian Chemists.
Dr. Claudia Piutti
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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.
- italian chemists
- named reactions
- functional group transformations
- biologically active molecules
- multicomponent reactions
- natural products