Special Issue "Catalytic Procedures for the Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Active Compounds in Deep Eutectic Solvents"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis for Pharmaceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 343

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University, Plaza De Ramon y Cajal, S/N University City, Madrid, Spain
Interests: enzymatic synthesis of drugs and bioactive compounds; sustainable processes; biocatalyst upgrading; pharmaceutical industry; organic chemistry; pharmaceutical chemistry
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Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Sevilla, 41014 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: biocatalysis; catalytic reactions; sustainable chemistry; pharmaceutical synthesis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The solvent in which catalyzed reactions are performed constitutes the main proportion of the chemicals employed, with it being the reaction medium and employed in purification/extraction protocols. In recent years, the need for more sustainable processes while maintaining the efficiency and selectivity of the reactions, has made the search for novel green solvents an area of overwhelming interest. In line with this, Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs), liquid compounds formed by the combination of a hydrogen bond-donor with a hydrogen-bond acceptor at equimolecular quantities, have appeared as an interesting alternative to the classical solvents. DESs are generally obtained from renewable sources, are easy to prepare with complete atom efficiency, and are non-toxic and biodegradable, while presenting a wide range of physical-chemical properties. For these reasons, their application as reaction (co)solvents has grown in recent years. In this Special Issue, the latest developments for the preparation of pharmaceutical compounds in catalytic processes employing DESs will be shown.

Prof. Dr. Andres R. Alcantara
Prof. Dr. Gonzalo de Gonzalo
Guest Editors

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  • green chemistry
  • catalysis
  • pharmaceutical chemistry
  • deep eutectic solvents drugs/biomass-derived solvents

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