Special Issue "Asymmetric and Catalytic Synthesis: Topics and Advances"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 470

Special Issue Editor

1. NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering BPR 1095, Mattenstrasse 24a, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland
2. Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Mattenstrasse 24a, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland
Interests: organic synthesis; asymmetric catalysis; supramolecular catalysis; biomimetic glycosylation; indole chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to see that the Nobel Prize for Chemistry has, once again, been granted to the outstanding research on asymmetric catalysis, which highlights the importance of this continuously developing research area. Although tremendous success has been achieved in recent decades, the need for novel asymmetric catalytic methodologies with powerful catalysts, new technologies, environmentally friendly systems, versatile applications, and, of course, new products, is still high.

Most recently, the development of data science, artificial intelligence and biomimetic technologies has gifted unlimited possibilities for asymmetric synthesis under novel concepts. Thus, we believe that the research on asymmetric catalysis will continue to be meaningful and fruitful.

This Special Issue aims to highlight the research on asymmetric and catalytic synthesis, including, but not limited to, new concepts and new techniques. We are looking forward to receiving your contributions to asymmetric transformations with organocatalysts, transition metals, enzyme and artificial enzymes, supramolecular catalysts, and the novel approach from chiral pools.

Dr. Tian-Ren Li
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • chirality
  • asymmetric organocatalysis (Nobel Prize topic)
  • enzyme and artificial enzyme in asymmetric synthesis
  • new concepts in asymmetric transformations
  • data-driven modeling in asymmetric catalysis
  • green and environmentally friendly catalytic transformations

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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