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Asymmetric Organocatalysis Combined with Metal Catalysis

  • Bruce A. Arndtsen
  • Liu-Zhu Gong
  • Builds on the reputation and historical significance of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series

  • Presents comprehensive reviews of established and emerging topics in modern chemical research

  • Supervised by Editors and an Editorial Board of world-leading chemists


Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry Collections book series (TCCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pier Giorgio Cozzi, Andrea Gualandi, Simone Potenti, Francesco Calogero, Giacomo Rodeghiero
    Pages 29-65
  3. Yi‑Yin Afewerki, Jing Liu, Liang‑Qiu Liu, Wen‑Jing Xiao
    Pages 67-81
  4. Kazunori Nagao, Hirohisa Ohmiya
    Pages 83-97
  5. Gary J. Knox, Luke S. Hutchings-Goetz, Colin M. Pearson, Thomas N. Snaddon
    Pages 99-130
  6. Gui-Chun Fang, Yong-Feng Cheng, Zhang-Long Yu, Zhong-Liang Li, Xin-Yuan Liu
    Pages 153-184
  7. Pu-Sheng Wang, Dian-Feng Chen, Liu-Zhu Gong
    Pages 185-205

About this book


The series Topics in Current Chemistry Collections presents critical reviews from the journal Topics in Current Chemistry organized in topical volumes. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical science including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine and materials science. The goal of each thematic volume is to give the non-specialist reader, whether in academia or industry, a comprehensive insight into an area where new research is emerging which is of interest to a larger scientific audience.
Each review within the volume critically surveys one aspect of that topic and places it within the context of the volume as a whole. The most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years are presented using selected examples to illustrate the principles discussed. The coverage is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, but should rather be conceptual, concentrating on the methodological thinking that will allow the non-specialist reader to understand the information presented. Contributions also offer an outlook on potential future developments in the field.
The chapter "Enamine/Transition Metal Combined Catalysis: Catalytic Transformations Involving Organometallic Electrophilic Intermediates" is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 License via


Asymmetric organocatalysis Metal catalysis Asymmetric reaction Organic synthesis Chiral heterocycles N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Photocatalysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce A. Arndtsen
    • 1
  • Liu-Zhu Gong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of ChemistryUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina

About the editors

Bruce Arndtsen received a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Stanford University in 1993 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley from 1993-1995. He has been full professor of  McGill University since 2010 and was named a James McGill Professor of Chemistry in 2011. Research in his group focuses on the discovery and mechanistic understanding of new approaches to chemical synthesis by transition metal catalysis. Professor Arndtsen is the recipient of a DuPont Aid in Education Award and recieved an NSERC Accelerator Grant for Exceptional New Opportunities.

Liu-Zhu Gong received his Ph.D. from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2000. Then, he worked at Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences initially as an assistant professor and was promoted to professor in 2001. Since 2006, he has been a full professor of University of Science and Technology of China. He was appointed a Cheung Kong Scholar Professor of organic chemistry in 2007. His research interest has been continuously focused on the asymmetric organocatalysis combined with metal catalysis, asymmetric organocatalysis, and total synthesis of natural products.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Asymmetric Organocatalysis Combined with Metal Catalysis
  • Editors Bruce A. Arndtsen
    Liu-Zhu Gong
  • Series Title Topics in Current Chemistry Collections
  • Series Abbreviated Title Topics in Current Chemistry Collections
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-43850-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-43853-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-43851-7
  • Series ISSN 2367-4067
  • Series E-ISSN 2367-4075
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 205
  • Number of Illustrations 214 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Catalysis
    Organometallic Chemistry
    Physical Chemistry
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