Organocatalysis

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  1. Editor: Prof. Benjamin List
    Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

Organocatalysis describes catalysis with low-molecular-weight organic compounds, in which a metal is not part of the active principle. Organocatalysts donate or remove electrons or protons as their activation mode. There are additional aspects that belong to the field and that are being actively researched, including supported catalysts, organocatalysis in unusual reaction media, and applications in polymerizations, in total synthesis and drug-discovery, as well as in drug manufacturing, among many others. Certain things that cannot be done with enzymes or metals may well be feasible with organic catalysts.

See also the Thematic Series:
Transition-metal and organocatalysis in natural product synthesis
Sustainable catalysis

Organocatalysis

  1. Benjamin List
  • Editorial
  • Published 23 Aug 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1358–1359, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.156

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 16 Apr 2012

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 567–578, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.64

Facile isomerization of silyl enol ethers catalyzed by triflic imide and its application to one-pot isomerization–(2 + 2) cycloaddition

  1. Kazato Inanaga,
  2. Yu Ogawa,
  3. Yuuki Nagamoto,
  4. Akihiro Daigaku,
  5. Hidetoshi Tokuyama,
  6. Yoshiji Takemoto and
  7. Kiyosei Takasu
  • Letter
  • Published 27 Apr 2012

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 658–661, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.73

  • Letter
  • Published 07 May 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 699–704, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.78

  • Letter
  • Published 16 Jul 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1098–1104, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.121

Asymmetric total synthesis of smyrindiol employing an organocatalytic aldol key step

  1. Dieter Enders,
  2. Jeanne Fronert,
  3. Tom Bisschops and
  4. Florian Boeck
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 18 Jul 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1112–1117, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.123

  • Letter
  • Published 20 Jul 2012

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1126–1133, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.125

Recyclable fluorous cinchona alkaloid ester as a chiral promoter for asymmetric fluorination of β-ketoesters

  1. Wen-Bin Yi,
  2. Xin Huang,
  3. Zijuan Zhang,
  4. Dian-Rong Zhu,
  5. Chun Cai and
  6. Wei Zhang
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 03 Aug 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1233–1240, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.138

Organocatalytic asymmetric allylic amination of Morita–Baylis–Hillman carbonates of isatins

  1. Hang Zhang,
  2. Shan-Jun Zhang,
  3. Qing-Qing Zhou,
  4. Lin Dong and
  5. Ying-Chun Chen
  • Letter
  • Published 06 Aug 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1241–1245, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.139

  • Letter
  • Published 13 Aug 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1279–1283, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.144

  • Letter
  • Published 17 Aug 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1333–1337, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.152

  • Letter
  • Published 23 Aug 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1360–1365, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.157

  • Review
  • Published 27 Aug 2012

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1374–1384, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.159

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  • Published 28 Aug 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1385–1392, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.160

Cation affinity numbers of Lewis bases

  1. Christoph Lindner,
  2. Raman Tandon,
  3. Boris Maryasin,
  4. Evgeny Larionov and
  5. Hendrik Zipse
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 31 Aug 2012

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1406–1442, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.163

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  • Published 03 Sep 2012

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1443–1451, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.164

Organocatalytic asymmetric addition of malonates to unsaturated 1,4-diketones

  1. Sergei Žari,
  2. Tiiu Kailas,
  3. Marina Kudrjashova,
  4. Mario Öeren,
  5. Ivar Järving,
  6. Toomas Tamm,
  7. Margus Lopp and
  8. Tõnis Kanger
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 04 Sep 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1452–1457, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.165

A quantitative approach to nucleophilic organocatalysis

  1. Herbert Mayr,
  2. Sami Lakhdar,
  3. Biplab Maji and
  4. Armin R. Ofial
  • Review
  • Published 05 Sep 2012

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1458–1478, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.166

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 07 Sep 2012

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1485–1498, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.168

  • Letter
  • Published 10 Sep 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1499–1504, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.169

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 26 Sep 2012

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1630–1636, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.186

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 09 Oct 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1710–1720, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.195

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 12 Oct 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1747–1752, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.199

Asymmetric desymmetrization of meso-diols by C2-symmetric chiral 4-pyrrolidinopyridines

  1. Hartmut Schedel,
  2. Keizo Kan,
  3. Yoshihiro Ueda,
  4. Kenji Mishiro,
  5. Keisuke Yoshida,
  6. Takumi Furuta and
  7. Takeo Kawabata
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 17 Oct 2012

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1778–1787, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.203

Imidazolinium and amidinium salts as Lewis acid organocatalysts

  1. Oksana Sereda,
  2. Nicole Clemens,
  3. Tatjana Heckel and
  4. René Wilhelm
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 18 Oct 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1798–1803, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.205

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 23 Oct 2012

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 1819–1824, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.208

  • Review
  • Published 06 Dec 2012

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 2132–2141, doi:10.3762/bjoc.8.240

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