Special Issue "Recent Advances and Perspectives on the Use of Phosphorus-Containing Organocatalysts and Chiral Ligands in Asymmetric Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 262

Special Issue Editors

1. Departamento de Química Orgánica I, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados “Lucio Lascaray”, 5 Facultad de Farmacia, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU Paseo de la Universidad 7, 6 01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2. Institute of Chemistry, University of Graz, NAWI Graz, Heinrichstrasse 28, A-8010 Graz, Austria
Interests: organic chemistry; asymmetric catalysis; organocatalysis; Cu-catalysis; medicinal chemistry; organophosphorus compounds
Departamento de Química Orgánica y Química Inorgánica, Instituto de Investigación Química “Andrés M. del Río” (IQAR), Universidad de Alcalá, 28805 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
Interests: catalysis; organic chemistry; asymmetric catalysis; organocatalysis; metal catalysis; medicinal chemistry; organometallic reagents
1. Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Łodz, Poland
2. Institute of Chemistry, Jan Długosz University in Czestochowa, Częstochowa, Poland
Interests: asymmetric and stereoselective synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Phosphorus-containing molecules have been widely used as catalysts in enantioselective transformations. The ability of phosphorus-containing molecules such as phosphines or phosphoramidites to coordinate transition metals make them ideal ligands for metal-catalyzed reactions. On the other hand, chiral phosphoric acids and their derivatives, as well as phosphines, have also been used in the absence of metals, leading to highly efficient organocatalyzed transformations.

This Special Issue covers the recent developments in asymmetric catalytic reactions mediated by chiral phosphorus-containing molecules. Contributions dealing with the development of novel catalysts or new enantioselective transformations, as well as review articles summarizing the most relevant advances and future development in this area are welcome. We invite you to contribute to this Special Issue on the recent advances and perspectives on the use of phosphorus-containing organocatalysts and chiral ligands in asymmetric catalysis.

Dr. Aitor Maestro
Dr. Mercedes Zurro
Prof. Dr. Józef Drabowicz
Guest Editors

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  • asymmetric catalysis
  • organometallic chemistry
  • organocatalysis
  • phosphorus-containing ligands
  • chiral phosphoric acids

Published Papers

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