Green Approaches To Asymmetric Catalytic Synthesis

  • Angela Patti

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR, volume 4)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Green Chemistry for Sustainability book sub series (GREENCHEMIST, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Angela Patti
    Pages 139-140

About this book


Nowadays, chirality is  widely accepted as an important factor in molecular recognition processes and the biological activity of many pharmaceutical drugs and agrochemicals; this is confirmed by the continuous need for synthetic methods which lead to single or enriched enantiomers of such compounds.

By presenting a review of the various and more recently developed approaches for both metal-transition and organocatalysis, this volume describes the development of “greener” asymmetric reactions which preserve stereoselectivity.

The author summarizes the impressive amount of research that has been gathered within this field into three chapters focusing on:  i)the search of alternative catalysts, ii) alternative solvents, and iii) alternative synthetic strategies and processes. For each topic, the fundamentals and some valuable applications are discussed.


Chirality Green Chemistry Molecular Recognition processes Organocatalysis Stereochemistry

Authors and affiliations

  • Angela Patti
    • 1
  1. 1., National Council of ResearchesInstitute of Biomolecular ChemistryCataniaItaly

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