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Section Board for 'Organic Synthesis'

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Prof. Dr. Roman Dembinski

Section Editor-in-Chief
Oakland University, Department of Chemistry, 2200 N. Squirrel Rd., Rochester, Michigan 48309-4477, USA
Fax: +1 248 370 2321
Interests: organic synthesis; alkynes; fluorous; nucleosides; organometallic; cycloisomerizations; cyclizations
Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde

Formerly head of the Department of Organic Chemistry (FS), University of Mons-UMONS, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Interests: heterocycles; microwave-induced synthesis; medicinal chemistry; green chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Prodrugs
Special Issue: Flow Chemistry
Topical Collection: Novel Drug Candidates for Anticancer Therapy: Design, Preliminary Evaluations, and Further Developments
Special Issue: 20th Anniversary of Molecules—Recent Advances in Medicinal Chemistry
Special Issue: Aptamers: Past, Present, and Future
Special Issue: Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis
In other journals:
Special Issue: Choices of the Journal
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Spyros Spyroudis

Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Fax: +30 2310 997679
Interests: chemistry of hypervalent iodonium organic compounds and applications in synthesis; transition metals in organic synthesis; chemistry of hydroxyquinones
Contribution: Special Issue: Quinones and Hydroxyquinones. Target Molecules and Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis
Prof. Dr. Baoan Song

Center for R&D of Fine Chemicals, Key Laboratory of Green Pesticide and Agriculture Bioengineering, Ministry of Education of China, Guizhou University Guiyang, Guizhou, China
Fax: +86 851 362 2211
Interests: pesticide chemistry; medicinal chemistry; synthesis of novel fluorine compounds; heterocycles synthesis; antifungal compounds; antitumor compounds; antiviral compounds, heterocycles; natural products; fine chemicals; chiral synthesis; organic synthesis; development of novel aminophosphonates drug; development of novel green pesticide; development of novel antiviral agents; novel antiviral agents
Dr. Julio A. Seijas Vázquez

Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Facultad de Ciencias-Campus de Lugo, Alfonso X el Sabio, 27002 Lugo, Spain
Tel. +34 982824062; Fax: +34 982 285 872
Interests: synthesis of compounds with biologic activity; synthesis of compounds with interest for agro-food field; solation, estructural determination and synthesis of natural products; microwave organic reactions enhancement
Contribution: Special Issue: ECSOC-11
Special Issue: Microwave Assisted Synthesis
Special Issue: ECSOC-12
Special Issue: ECSOC-13
Special Issue: ECSOC-15
Special Issue: ECSOC-16
Special Issue: ECSOC-17
Special Issue: ECSOC-18
Special Issue: ECSOC-19
Dr. Guy L. Plourde

University of Northern British Columbia, Department of Chemistry, 3333 University Way, Prince George, British Columbia, V2N 4Z9, Canada
Tel. 250-960-6694; Fax: +1 250 960 5845
Interests: spiroannulation; asymmetric methods; spirocompounds; natural products; manumycins
Contribution: Special Issue: Spiro Compounds
Special Issue: Advances in Heteroaromatic Chemistry
Dr. Francisco Palacios

Professor of Organic Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad del País Vasco, P.O. Box. 450. 01080 Vitoria, Spain
Tel. 34 945 013103; Fax: +34 945 013049
Interests: synthetic organic chemistry; azadienes; azirines; cycloaddition reactions; organophosphorus and organofluoride compounds; amino acids; aminophosphonates; solid phase synthesis; combinatorial chemistry; PET; radiotracer (18F)
Contribution: Special Issue: Alpha- or Beta-aminophosphonates and -phosphinates
Prof. Dr. Jun Nishimura

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Graduate School of Engineering, Gunma University, Kiryu, 376-8515, Japan
Tel. +81331516508; Fax: +81 277 30 1314
Interests: fullerene; fulleroid; cyclophane; crownophane; catenane; rotaxane; crown ether; calixarene; photoreaction; cationic cyclization; carbenoid; transition-metal mediated coupling
Prof. Dr. Robert J. Linhardt

Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Biology and Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Biotech. Center 4005 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180-3590, USA
Fax: +1 518 276 3405
Interests: chemoenzymatic synthesis of acidic oligosaccharides; samarium-catalyzed carbon glycoside synthesis; synthesis of UDP-sugars; synthesis of nanomaterial-carbohydrate conjugates
Dr. Mamoru Koketsu

Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Gifu 501-1193, Japan
Tel. +81-58-293-2619; Fax: +81 58 293 2794
Interests: organoselenium chemistry; natural products synthesis; natural products chemistry
Dr. Svend Borup Jensen

Nuklearmedicinsk Afdeling - Hobrovej 18-22, Postboks 365, 9100 Aalborg, Denmark
Tel. 004597665495
Interests: PET-radiochemistry, gallium-68, drug degradation profiles; medicinal gum; infection imaging, analytical methods; medicinal chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Radiochemistry
Special Issue: Preparation of Radiopharmaceuticals and Their Use in Drug Development
In other journals:
Special Issue: Radiochemistry
Special Issue: Preparation of Radiopharmaceuticals and Their Use in Drug Development
Prof. Dr. James M. Coxon

Chemistry Department, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel. 0064211271958; Fax: +64 3 364 2110
Interests: Compounds: cyclopropanes; cyclobutanes enzyme inhibitors epoxides; reactive intermediates; Reactions and Methods: pericyclic reactions; cycloadditions 4+2 (Diels-Alder etc.); stereoselective processes; Analytical and Physical Methods: conformational analysis; Phenomena: stereochemistry; configuration; conformational analysis
Prof. Dr. Osmo E. O. Hormi

Department of Chemistry, University of Oulu, Linnanmaa, P.O.Box 333, FIN-90570 Oulu, Finland
Fax: +358 8 553 1631
Interests: asymmetric organic oxidation; heterocyclic synthesis and the use of heterocyclic compounds in photoresponsive and electroresponsive devices; polymer bound organic reagents and catalysts
Prof. Dr. Wim Dehaen

Department of Chemistry, Celestijnenlaan 200F, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
Tel. +32 16 32 74 39; Fax: +32 16 32 79 90
Interests: organic synthesis; heterocycles; supramolecular chemistry; porphyrin analogues; natural products; helicenes
Contribution: Special Issue: Heterocycles in Supramolecular Chemistry
Topical Collection: Heterocyclic Compounds
Prof. Dr. Robert A. Flowers II

Department of Chemistry, Lehigh University, 6 East Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
Fax: +1 610 758 6536
Interests: mechanistic analysis and synthetic development of Sm(II) and Ce(IV) reagents; mechanistic studies of single electron transfer; calorimetric analysis of protein-ligand interactions; ion transport and molecular recognition; isothermal titration calorimetry; development of novel protein renaturation reagents
Dr. Eric Guibal

Ecole des mines d'Alès, Centre des Matériaux des Mines d'Alès (C2MA), 6, avenue de Clavières, 30319 Alès cedex, France
Interests: biopolymers; wastewater treatment; metal ion interactions with biopolymers; biopolymer conditioning; supported catalysis; encapsulation processes; ionic liquids
Contribution: Special Issue: Heterogeneous Catalysis
Prof. Dr. Lajos Novak

Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1111 Budapest, Szt. Geller ter 4, Hungary
Fax: +36 1 4633297
Interests: synthetic organic chemistry; rearrangement reactions; enzyme-catalyzed reaction, insect pheromone; insect growth regulators; lipoxygenase enzyme inhibitors; tryptamine derivatives
Contribution: Special Issue: Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions
Dr. Fawaz Aldabbagh

School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
Interests: free radical organic and polymer chemistry; heterocyclic and medicinal chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Free Radicals in Organic Synthesis
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Benaglia

Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano via Golgi 19, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: stereoselective synthesis; sustainable methodologies and their application to the synthesis of chiral products of pharmaceutical interest; design and development of chiral organocatalysts; stereoselective reactions in water and other alternative reaction medium; supported-catalysts and catalytic reactors; enantioselective transformations under continuous-flow conditions; 3D-printing technologies for micro- and mesoreactors
Contribution: Special Issue: Recent Advancements in Polymer-Supported Catalysis
Prof. Dr. Artur Silva

Professor of Organic Chemistry, QOPNA & Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: organic synthesis; oxygen and nitrogen heterocyclic compounds; chemistry of natural products; green chemistry; microwave-assisted organic synthesis
Prof. Dr. Rui Wang

Key Laboratory of Preclinical Study for New Drugs of Gansu Province, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
Interests: organic synthesis; asymmetric catalysis and synthesis; peptide chemistry; bioorganic chemistry; chemical biology; drug design and synthesis
Prof. Dr. Michael Hanack

Institut für Organische Chemie, Universitat Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
Interests: organic reaction mechanisms; syntheses and characterisation of metal phthalocyanines; investigation of their physical properties; nonlinear optical properties; opical limiting; polymeric bridged metal phthalocyanines; investigation of their electrical conductivity and nonlinear optical behaviour
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