Special Issue "Symmetry in Catalytic Processes"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 305

Special Issue Editors

Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ciencias Aplicadas "Dr. Jorge J. Ronco" - (CINDECA: UNLP – CONICET CCT La Plata), Calle 47 N° 257, La Plata B1900AJK, Argentina
Interests: preparation and characterization of catalysts; biodiesel obtention; selective oxidation and etherification glycerol; application of surface organometallic chemistry on metals for chemo-, stereo- and enantioselective hydrogenation reactions; biomass valorization; computational modeling of catalysts; pyrolysis of waste biomass; water denitrification
1. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ciencias Aplicadas "Dr. Jorge J. Ronco" - (CINDECA: UNLP – CONICET CCT La Plata), Calle 47 N° 257, La Plata B1900AJK, Argentina
2. Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud-Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche (UNAJ), Av. Calchaquí 6200, Florencio Varela, Argentina
Interests: molecular modeling; DFT; heterogeneous catalysis; enantioselective catalysis; enantiomeric hydrogenation; biodiesel; supported catalysts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chiral compounds play an integral role in chemical engineering, industry, medicine, food, and our life systems. For many applications of chiral compounds, the racemic forms will no longer be accepted. As a consequence, enantioselective synthesis in general, and of enantioselective catalysis in particular, has become more important.Asymmetric catalysis is among the most important issues in chemical synthesis, not only at an academic level, but also in the field of the industrial production of fine chemicals, given that catalytic enantioselective transformations are very often key steps in the preparation of fragrances, pharmaceuticals, and agrochemicals. In an asymmetric catalytic process, chiral information is transferred to the substrate.The aim of this Special Issue is to advance the knowledge on the rational design of homogeneous or heterogeneous asymmetric catalysts, phase transfer catalyst and immobilized complexes or enzymes, kinetic resolution, symmetric/asymmetric catalyzed reaction systems, etc.As Guest Editors it is our pleasure to invite you to contribute with original research papers, reviews, editorials, and short communications.

Prof. Dr. Mónica L. Casella
Prof. Dr. José Fernando Ruggera
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • asymmetric homogeneous catalysis
  • asymmetric heterogeneous catalysis
  • enantiomeric kinetic resolution
  • chiral immobilized complex
  • asymmetric catalytic system reaction
  • chiral ligand
  • chiral catalytic surface
  • chiral ligand

Published Papers

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