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Special Issue "Total Synthesis of Biologically Active Product"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Marc C. Kimber

Loughborough University, Department of Chemistry, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Phone: 01509222570
Interests: Target synthesis; alkynes; allenes; allenamides; homogenous transition metal catalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biologically active products, whether derived from nature or synthetic in origin, have been vital in the elucidation of numerous biological processes and in the treatment of human diseases. While the identification of a biological active product is central to the development of new drug, crucially it is their total synthesis that can provide key mechanistic understandings, as well as delivering a ‘practical’ synthetic route for the supply of valuable materials. The synthetic chemist has been pivotal to this success, by developing novel and innovative total syntheses. This development has been motivated by several factors including (a) curiosity—where a total synthesis is inspired by the unique chemical structure of a natural product; (b) methodology—where the total synthesis of biological product is used to display a novel synthetic methodology; and (c) efficiency—where an existing total synthesis of biologically active products requires streamlining.

In this forthcoming Special Issue of Molecules entitled “Total Synthesis of Biologically Active Products” we invite contributions on the total synthesis of biologically-active products, including recent key findings, latest developments and innovative synthetic approaches.

Dr. Marc C. Kimber
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Total synthesis
  • Natural products
  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Chiral pool
  • Catalysis

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