Catalytic asymmetric synthesis the preparation of enantiomerically pure or enantioenriched chemicals by using a chiral catalyst is at the heart of synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry, and Catalytic Methods in Asymmetric Synthesis addresses advances in the field, as well as their applications. The book covers hot topics in organic chemistry and also examines applications for synthesizing biologically active molecules.
Part I looks at recent developments in new materials and technologies, such as supports and supported catalysts, self–supported catalysts, chiral ionic liquids, supercritical fluids, flow reactors, and microwaves related to asymmetric catalysis. Part II covers advances and milestones in organocatalytic, enzymatic, and metal–based mediated asymmetric synthesis, including applications for the synthesis of biologically active molecules.
Written by leading international experts, this edited volume contains over 550 schemes and figures to illuminate the concepts detailed in the text.
I NEW MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES: SUPPORTED CATALYSTS, SUPPORTS, SELFSUPPORTED CATALYSTS, CHIRAL IONIC LIQUID, SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, FLOW REACTORS, AND MICROWAVES 1
1 RECYCLABLE STEREOSELECTIVE CATALYSTS 3Carlos M. Monteiro, Alexandre F. Trindade, Pedro M. P. Gois, and Carlos A. M. Afonso
2 RECYCLABLE ORGANOCATALYSTS IN ASYMMETRIC REACTIONS 83Michelangelo Gruttadauria, Francesco Giacalone, and Renato Noto
3 SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SUPPORTED CHIRAL CATALYSTS 177Carmela Aprile, Hermenegildo Garcia, and Paolo P. Pescarmona
4 SYNTHESIS OF CHIRAL CATALYSTS SUPPORTED ON ORGANIC POLYMERS 209Tor Erik Kristensen and Tore Hansen
5 SELF–SUPPORTED CHIRAL CATALYSTS 257Hongchao Guo and Kuiling Ding
6 CATALYSIS WITH CHIRALLY MODIFIED METAL SURFACES: SCOPE AND MECHANISMS 291Angelo Vargas, Cecilia Mondelli, and Alfons Baiker
7 CHIRAL IONIC LIQUIDS FOR ASYMMETRIC REACTIONS 323Annie–Claude Gaumont, Yves Génisson, Frédéric Guillen, Viacheslav Zgonnik, and Jean–Christophe Plaquevent
8 ASYMMETRIC REACTIONS IN FLOW REACTORS 345Munawwer Rasheed, Simon C. Elmore, and Thomas Wirth
9 ASYMMETRIC CATALYTIC SYNTHESIS IN SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS 373Tomoko Matsuda
10 MICROWAVE–ASSISTED TRANSITION METAL–CATALYZED ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS 391Luke R. Odell and Mats Larhed
II RECENT ADVANCES IN ORGANOCATALYTIC, ENZYMATIC, AND METAL–BASED MEDIATED ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS 413
11 RECENT ADVANCES ON STEREOSELECTIVE ORGANOCATALYTIC REACTIONS. ORGANOCATALYTIC SYNTHESIS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS AND DRUGS 415Monika Raj and Vinod K. Singh
12 RECENT ADVANCES IN BIOCATALYSIS APPLIED TO ORGANIC SYNTHESIS 491Gonzalo De Gonzalo, Iván Lavandera, and Vicente Gotor
13 PEPTIDES FOR ASYMMETRIC CATALYSIS 529Matthias Freund and Svetlana B. Tsogoeva
14 SILICATE–MEDIATED STEREOSELECTIVE REACTIONS CATALYZED BY CHIRAL LEWIS BASES 579Maurizio Benaglia, Stefania Guizzetti, and Sergio Rossi
15 RECENT ADVANCES IN THE METAL–CATALYZED STEREOSELECTIVE SYNTHESIS OF BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE MOLECULES 625Catalina Ferrer, Xavier Verdaguer, and Antoni Riera
16 STEREOSELECTIVE NITROGEN HETEROCYCLE SYNTHESIS MEDIATED BY CHIRAL METAL CATALYSTS 671Sherry R. Chemler
FRANCESCO GIACALONE, PhD, is a Researcher in the Organic Chemistry Department at the University of Palermo. He is author or coauthor of about forty scientific papers, including four reviews in peer–reviewed journals, as well as fifteen book chapters and forty congress presentations. His current research interests focus on the preparation of recyclable materials in heterogeneous catalysis for organic synthesis. In addition, Dr. Giacalone coedited the book Fullerene–Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Applications, published by Wiley.