Chiral Building Blocks via Asymmetric Catalysis

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2018) | Viewed by 580

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Dipartimento di Farmacia-Scienze del Farmaco, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro, Consorzio C.I.N.M.P.I.S., Via E. Orabona 4, I-70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: organometallic chemistry; lithium carbenoic chemistry; green chemistry; deep eutectic solvents; water; cross-coupling reactions; heterogeneous catalysis; asymmetric synthesis; organoboron chemistry; organofluorine chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry; development of new sustainable chemical processes
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Dipartimento di Farmacia-Scienze del Farmaco, Università degli Studi di Bari "A. Moro", Consorzio C.I.N.M.P.I.S., Via E. Orabona 4, I-70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: asymmetric synthesis; applied biocatalysis; whole cells biocatalysis; sustainable chemistry; green chemistry; synthesis of bioactive heterocycles; COX inhibitors; isoxazoles, isoxazolines; heterocyclic chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The preparation of natural/un-natural products and synthetic, optically-active pharmaceutical agents, displaying selective biological activity, is a central challenge in chemistry.

A feature common to these compounds is chirality, generally due to the presence of stereocenters. In this context, asymmetric catalysis plays a fundamental role in forging new chemical bonds in a stereocontrolled manner, and, thus, in the preparation of crucial, stereodefined building blocks, which are either important precursors in the synthesis of pharmacologically- and biologically-active compounds or key players for use in drug discovery.

This present Special Issue is aimed at covering a collection of high-caliber papers focusing on novel asymmetric, enantioselective synthetic approaches, and methodologies for the preparation of chiral building blocks, even on a large scale. Contributions from all areas of (transition) metal-, organo-, photoredox- and biocatalysis, also using unconventional and environmentally-friendly reaction media, would be of great interest.

Short communications, full original papers and review articles on emergent and original catalytic approaches for the synthesis of building blocks are welcome as well.

Prof. Dr. Vito Capriati
Dr. Paola Vitale
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  • Chiral Building Blocks
  • Asymmetric Catalysis
  • (transition) metal-catalysis
  • organo-catalysis
  • photoredox-catalysis
  • biocatalysis
  • unconventional reaction media
  • environmentally-friendly synthesis
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) synthesis

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