Special Issue "Nitro Compounds and Their Derivatives in Organic Synthesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020) | Viewed by 20083
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Interests: organic synthesis; heterocyclic chemistry; synthesis of polyfunctionalized compounds; cycloaddition; nitro chemistry; pseudo-intramolecular proces
Nitro compounds constitute a large family among organic compounds and are widely used for various purposes. The versatility of these compounds is largely due to the diverse properties of their nitro functionality. Nitro groups considerably decrease electron density of the scaffold framework by both inductive and resonance electron-withdrawing effects to facilitate reactions with nucleophiles or transfer of single electron. The α-hydrogen of a nitro group is highly acidic, leading to a stable nitronate anion, which facilitates reactions of nitroalkanes with both electrophilic and nucleophilic reagents. Nitro groups also assist the cleavage of an adjacent carbon–carbon bond. Furthermore, nitro groups can be transformed into versatile functional groups. Despite the substantial contributions of many researchers to nitro chemistry, the chemistry of nitro groups is still an exciting and challenging research area. Thanks to the open access platform, this Special Issue will be an open forum where researchers may share their investigations and findings in this promising field. Contributions to this issue, both in the form of original research or review articles, may cover all aspects of organic synthesis using a nitro group; papers addressing the development of functional materials such as medicines and fluorescence compounds, are particularly welcome.
Prof. Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
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- Nitro compounds
- Organic synthesis
- Michael acceptor
- Chemical transformation
- Safety and handleability
- Functional materials
- Fluorescence and quenching