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Special Issue "Heterocyclic Chemistry with Applications"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Organic Chemistry".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2023 | Viewed by 2746
Special Issue Editor
Interests: free radical organic and polymer chemistry; heterocyclic and medicinal chemistry
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Molecules: Recent Advances in Nitrogen-Containing Aromatic Heterocycles
Topical Collection in Molbank: Heterocycle Reactions
Special Issue in Molecules: Synthetic Heterocyclic Chemistry
Special Issue Information
This Special Issue is dedicated to the broad range of applications of heterocycles, including in materials science and medicine. Recently famed applications include those in synthesis, with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 being jointly awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis. Heterocycles are usually five or six-membered rings that are either fused or not fused onto other rings and that most often contain nitrogen atom(s) and/or oxygen atom(s). Many heterocycles have found applications as stable free radicals or as highly conjugated molecules in the photoredox catalysis of soft visible light-mediated reactions. I am therefore looking forward to receiving timeless research articles, communications, and reviews detailing the latest advances in heterocyclic chemistry with applications in medicinal, polymer, and synthetic chemistry, among others.
This Special Issue is running in parallel with another Special Issue called “Heterocycle Reaction” in our sister journal, Molbank: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molbank/special_issues/Heterocycle_Reaction
Prof. Dr. Fawaz Aldabbagh
Manuscript Submission Information
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- medicinal chemistry
- natural products
- organic synthesis
- reactive intermediates
- synthetic methods
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Quinoxalin-2(1H)-ones: Electrochemical and Photochemical Functionalization, biological activity and Applications
Authors: Shi-Hui Shi, Runmei Li, Hao-Yu Li, Rui Tian
Affiliation: Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Chemical Reaction Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yan’an University, Yan’an 716000, Shaanxi, China
Abstract: Quinoxalin-2(1H)-ones is a versatile heterocyclic moiety that has been frequently found in a variety of pharmacologically active compounds with biological or pharmaceutical applications. Therefore, the functionalization of quinoxalin-2(1H)-ones has attracted extensive attention. But the conventional chemical method has largely involved the use of expensive and toxic catalysts as well as the use of stoichiometric and perhaps dangerous reagents, compromising the overall sustainable nature. In this respect, electrochemical and photochemical has been identified as a sustainable and scalable strategy that exploits electron and photon in place of byproduct-generating chemical reagents. This review provides an overview on the most recent and significant achievements, in electro- and photochemically functionalized quinoxalin-2(1H)-ones with an emphasis on both synthetic outcomes and reaction mechanisms, and showcases the innate advantages and exciting potentials of electrochemical and photochemical organic synthesis.