Asymmetry and Symmetry in Organic Chemistry

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020) | Viewed by 649

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Department of Organic & Applied Chemistry, University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland
Interests: organic synthesis; heterocyclic and heteroatom chemistry; sulfur organic chemistry; asymmetric synthesis using chiral catalysts; stereochemistry; use of enzymes in organic synthesis; chemistry of aziridines
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The stereoselective construction of new organic compounds is still one of the most important fields in modern synthetic organic chemistry. This Special Issue invites contributions concerning asymmetric synthesis, especially including the application of chiral ligands and organocatalysts, various theoretical aspects of optical activity of organic compounds, stereodivergent and stereoconvergent catalysis, and mechanistic aspects of asymmetric induction. As part of this Special Issue, reports describing various synthetic approaches leading to symmetric organic compounds are also welcome. They may include, for example, the synthesis of molecules bearing a plane of symmetry, symmetry axis, center of symmetry, and similar.

Prof. Dr. Michal Rachwalski
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • asymmetric synthesis
  • asymmetric induction
  • chiral ligands
  • chiral organocatalysts
  • elements of symmetry
  • stereoconvergent catalysis
  • stereodivergent catalysis
  • symmetric organic compounds

Published Papers

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