Recent Applications of Metal Catalysts in Organic Syntheses

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis in Organic and Polymer Chemistry".

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Interests: new methods; organic synthesis; organometallic chemistry; enamides; ynamides; asymmetric synthesis; catalysis; heterocycles
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Dear Colleagues,

Over the past few decades, the development of original and efficient processes to perform synthesis of renewable and/or affordable chemicals with widespread applications in industry has progressively become a topic of great interest. Transition-metal catalysis has undoubtedly participated in this area, with four Nobel Prizes in chemistry since the 1960s, for (1) Ziegler−Natta polymerizations, (2) the development of the metathesis, (3) palladium-catalyzed cross coupling reactions, and (4) chirality and asymmetric catalysis. In fact, all these prompt advances have significantly changed our world, notably by broadening the uses of fossil fuels, but also by enabling the discovery of many novel synthetic molecules and materials.

However, due to the exponential population growth, the global energy crisis, and the environmental burden, the need for the development of more efficient and environmentally friendly metal-based catalytic systems will become even more critical in the forthcoming decades.

In this context, this Special Issue aims to cover the most recent progresses and advances toward the design, synthesis, and characterization of novel metal catalysts, as well as their applications in environmental remediations and new routes for the production of molecules of biological, (photo)physical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical interest.

This Special Issue welcomes contributions on (but not restricted to):

  • — Supported metal catalysts
  • — Metal–organic frameworks as catalysts
  • — Multicatalysis
  • — Transition metal catalysts
  • — Air- and moisture-tolerant catalysts
  • — Metal catalyzed Csp2‒H or Csp3‒H functionalization of C-, O-, S- or N-heterocycles
  • — Photoinduced metal-catalyzed transformations
  • — Chiral metal complexes
  • — Artificial metalloenzymes and metallopeptide catalysts
  • — Metal-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis

Dr. Cyril Nicolas
Prof. Dr. Isabelle Gillaizeau
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  • metal catalysts
  • organic synthesis

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Silver Dependent Enantiodivergent Gold(I) Catalysed Asymmetric Intramolecular Hydroamination of Alkenes: A Theoretical Study
by Ruchi Dixit, Himanshu Sharma, Francine Agbossou-Niedercorn, Kumar Vanka and Christophe Michon
Catalysts 2022, 12(11), 1392; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal12111392 - 08 Nov 2022
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We report a theoretical study of the first silver-dependent enantiodivergent gold-catalysed reaction. The combination of a single chiral binuclear gold(I) chloride complex and silver perchlorate catalyses the asymmetric intramolecular hydroamination of alkenes and affords both enantiomers of the products by applying a simple [...] Read more.
We report a theoretical study of the first silver-dependent enantiodivergent gold-catalysed reaction. The combination of a single chiral binuclear gold(I) chloride complex and silver perchlorate catalyses the asymmetric intramolecular hydroamination of alkenes and affords both enantiomers of the products by applying a simple solvent change from toluene to methanol. A gold-silver chloride adduct that occurs only in methanol appears to control the enantioinversion. If one gold atom coordinates and activates the alkene moiety, the other gold is included in an adduct with silver chloride, which coordinates a methanol solvent molecule and further interacts with the amine function. If the use of toluene implies free anions and affords (S)-enantiomer, methanol allows a proximal interaction with the amine, leads to an opposite stereodifferentiation of the two diastereomeric intermediates during the final protodeauration step and results in the (R)-enantiomer. Full article
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