Special Issue "Asymmetric Catalysis and Transition-Metal Chemistry"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2011)
Dr. Stephane Béllemin-Laponnaz
Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, CNRS-Université de Strasbourg, 23, rue du Loess, 67034 Strasbourg cedex 2, France
Interests: asymmetric catalysis; ligand synthesis; coordination chemistry; organometallic chemistry
The development of homogeneous catalysts for chemical transformations with improved performance is a key challenge of current chemical research. There is no universal approach to the design or discovery of new molecular catalysts. Selectivity in catalytic transformations is based on the selection process in a key step of the catalytic cycle, and high selectivity may be obtained by ‘forcing’ the system into one specific reaction pathway.
Molecular symmetry has been one of the guiding principles in catalyst design for enantioselective transformations since symmetry can reduce the number of possible intermediates (or transition states) in the catalytic cycle, thus increasing the probability of success in asymmetric reactions.
Contributions are invited on all aspects of asymmetric catalysis and coordination chemistry. Possible themes include, but are not limited to:
- ligand design
- asymmetric synthesis
- synthesis, chemical reactivity and applications of organometallic compounds.
Dr. Stéphane Bellemin-Laponnaz
- homogeneous catalysis
- enantioselective catalysis
- coordination chemistry
- organometallic chemistry
- ligand synthesis
- transition metals