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A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Organic Synthesis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Janis Louie

Department of Chemisty, the University of Utah, 315 S, 1400 East Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Interests: Catalytic Activation of Heterocumulenes; Ni-Catalyzed Rearrangements: Rapid Entry to Carbocycles; CO2 Sequestering Agents

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cycloaddition reactions provide rapid access to natural and unnatural compounds of medicinal interest or intermediates useful for functional materials. In general, cycloadditions represent an efficient entry to ring systems and require readily available starting materials. In addition, many cycloaddition reactions tolerate a wide variety of functional groups. The focus of this special issue is to present papers that cover both fundamental and applied contributions in this field. Special attention will be paid to the development of new methodologies, mechanistic analysis of existing methodologies, and applications of cycloaddition reactions toward the synthesis of pharmalogically or industrially relevant materials.

Prof. Dr. Janis Louie
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • cycloaddition
  • metal catalyzed organic transformations
  • organocatalyzed transformations
  • asymmetric catalysis
  • mechanistic analysis
  • medicinal chemistry

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Open AccessArticle Synthesis and Antimicrobial Evaluation of Some Heterocyclic Chalcone Derivatives
Molecules 2011, 16(3), 2304-2312; doi:10.3390/molecules16032304
Received: 13 December 2010 / Revised: 12 February 2011 / Accepted: 21 February 2011 / Published: 9 March 2011
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Abstract Some new heterocyclic compounds containing isoxazole, pyrazole and oxadiazole ring systems were prepared from various chalcones. The synthesized compounds have been characterized by elemental analysis and spectral methods. These compounds were screened for their antimicrobial activities. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Synthesis of New Visnagen and Khellin Furochromone Pyrimidine Derivatives and Their Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activity
Molecules 2011, 16(3), 1956-1972; doi:10.3390/molecules16031956
Received: 17 January 2011 / Revised: 11 February 2011 / Accepted: 17 February 2011 / Published: 25 February 2011
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6-[(4-Methoxy/4,9-dimethoxy)-7-methylfurochromen-5-ylideneamino]-2-thioxo-2,3-dihydropyrimidin-4-ones 1a,b were prepared by reaction of 6-amino-2-thiouracil with visnagen or khellin, respectively. Reaction of 1a,b with methyl iodide afforded furochromenylideneaminomethylsulfanylpyrimidin-4-ones 2a,b. Compounds 2a,b were reacted with secondary aliphatic amines to give the corresponding furochromen-ylideneamino-2-substituted pyrimidin-4-ones 3a–d. Reaction of 3a–d [...] Read more.
6-[(4-Methoxy/4,9-dimethoxy)-7-methylfurochromen-5-ylideneamino]-2-thioxo-2,3-dihydropyrimidin-4-ones 1a,b were prepared by reaction of 6-amino-2-thiouracil with visnagen or khellin, respectively. Reaction of 1a,b with methyl iodide afforded furochromenylideneaminomethylsulfanylpyrimidin-4-ones 2a,b. Compounds 2a,b were reacted with secondary aliphatic amines to give the corresponding furochromen-ylideneamino-2-substituted pyrimidin-4-ones 3a–d. Reaction of 3a–d with phosphorus oxychloride yielded 6-chlorofurochromenylidenepyrimidinamines 4a–d, which were reacted with secondary amines to afford furochromenylideneamino-2,6-disubstituted pyrimidin-4-ones 5a–d. In addition, reaction of 5a–d with 3-chloropentane-2,4-dione gave 3-chloro-furochromenylpyrimidopyrimidines 6a–d. The latter were reacted with piperazine and morpholine to give 1-(furochromenyl)-pyrimidopyrimidine-3,6,8-triylpiperazines or -3,6,8-triylmorpholines 7a–d. The chemical structures of the newly synthesized compound ware characterized by IR, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR and mass spectral analysis. These compounds were also screened for their analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. Some of them, particularly 3–7, exhibited promising activities. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Rhodium-Catalyzed Linear Codimerization and Cycloaddition of Ketenes with Alkynes
Molecules 2010, 15(6), 4189-4200; doi:10.3390/molecules15064189
Received: 11 May 2010 / Revised: 25 May 2010 / Accepted: 7 June 2010 / Published: 9 June 2010
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A novel rhodium-catalyzed linear codimerization of alkyl phenyl ketenes with internal alkynes to dienones and a novel synthesis of furans by an unusual cycloaddition of diaryl ketenes with internal alkynes have been developed. These reactions proceed smoothly with the same rhodium catalyst, [...] Read more.
A novel rhodium-catalyzed linear codimerization of alkyl phenyl ketenes with internal alkynes to dienones and a novel synthesis of furans by an unusual cycloaddition of diaryl ketenes with internal alkynes have been developed. These reactions proceed smoothly with the same rhodium catalyst, RhCl(PPh3)3, and are highly dependent on the structure and reactivity of the starting ketenes. Full article
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Open AccessReview Solid-State [2+2] Photodimerization and Photopolymerization of α,ω-Diarylpolyene Monomers: Effective Utilization of Noncovalent Intermolecular Interactions in Crystals
Molecules 2011, 16(1), 119-148; doi:10.3390/molecules16010119
Received: 25 November 2010 / Revised: 17 December 2010 / Accepted: 24 December 2010 / Published: 28 December 2010
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[2+2] Photocycloaddition of olefins is a very useful reaction in synthetic organic chemistry to obtain cyclobutane-containing molecules, which are almost inaccessible by other methods. The reaction, when performed in the crystalline state, occurs more efficiently and selectively than in homogeneous solution due [...] Read more.
[2+2] Photocycloaddition of olefins is a very useful reaction in synthetic organic chemistry to obtain cyclobutane-containing molecules, which are almost inaccessible by other methods. The reaction, when performed in the crystalline state, occurs more efficiently and selectively than in homogeneous solution due to tight and regular molecular arrangement in the crystal state. Despite numerous examples for the solid-state [2+2] photodimerization of monoenes, however, it is still a challenge to prepare not only dimers but also higher oligomers and polymers from conjugated polyenes, which have multiple reactive double bonds in a molecule. In our recent studies of the solid-state photoreactions of α,ω-diarylpolyenes, noncovalent intermolecular interactions in crystals were effectively utilized to prealign molecules in stacking arrangements, suitable for the [2+2] reaction. With appropriate ring-substituents, [2+2] photodimerization and photopolymerization of the polyenes took place, although the degree of polymerization was relatively low. This review will describe the details of these reactions. Full article
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Open AccessReview Application of Cycloaddition Reactions to the Syntheses of Novel Boron Compounds
Molecules 2010, 15(12), 9437-9449; doi:10.3390/molecules15129437
Received: 11 October 2010 / Revised: 16 December 2010 / Accepted: 20 December 2010 / Published: 21 December 2010
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This review covers the application of cycloaddition reactions in forming the boron-containing compounds such as symmetric star-shaped boron-enriched dendritic molecules, nano-structured boron materials and aromatic boronic esters. The resulting boron compounds are potentially important reagents for both materials science and medical applications [...] Read more.
This review covers the application of cycloaddition reactions in forming the boron-containing compounds such as symmetric star-shaped boron-enriched dendritic molecules, nano-structured boron materials and aromatic boronic esters. The resulting boron compounds are potentially important reagents for both materials science and medical applications such as in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) in cancer treatment and as drug delivery agents and synthetic intermediates for carbon-carbon cross-coupling reactions. In addition, the use of boron cage compounds in a number of cycloaddition reactions to synthesize unique aromatic species will be reviewed briefly. Full article
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Open AccessReview [2+2+2] Cycloaddition Reactions of Macrocyclic Systems Catalyzed by Transition Metals. A Review
Molecules 2010, 15(12), 9230-9251; doi:10.3390/molecules15129230
Received: 24 November 2010 / Revised: 10 December 2010 / Accepted: 14 December 2010 / Published: 15 December 2010
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Polyalkyne and enediyne azamacrocycles are prepared from arenesulfonamides and various alkyne and alkene derivatives either under basic or neutral conditions. The new family of macrocyclic substrates is tested in the [2+2+2] cycloaddition reaction. Several catalysts are used for the cycloisomerization reaction, and [...] Read more.
Polyalkyne and enediyne azamacrocycles are prepared from arenesulfonamides and various alkyne and alkene derivatives either under basic or neutral conditions. The new family of macrocyclic substrates is tested in the [2+2+2] cycloaddition reaction. Several catalysts are used for the cycloisomerization reaction, and their enantioinduction is evaluated as appropriate. The effect of the structural features of the macrocycles, namely the ring size, substituents in precise positions and the number and type of unsaturations, on the [2+2+2] cycloaddition reaction has also been studied. Full article
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