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ZNG Research

Our research group was formed in 2007 by Dr. Zoltán Novák associate professor at Eötvös Univeristy in Budapest, Hungary. In the beginning we focused on Palladium catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, however now the scope of our research covers the topic of C-H bond activation, Copper catalyzed reactions, Iron catalyzed reactions, Cross coupling via carbon-heteroatom bond cleavage, Solid supported catalysis, Photoredox catalysis, Domino reactions, Non-atmospherical pressure reactions and Total synthesis of small natural products.

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Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry

kutatoegyetem(ELTE TTK) Eötvös Loránd Univeristy, Faculty of Science


  • Hypervalent Iodine Reagents in PATAI'S Book Series

    We published our new chapter on "Transition Metal‐Catalyzed Reactions with Iodine(III) Reagents" in recent PATAI'S Chemistry of Functional Groups, Hypervalent Halogen Compounds volume. The topic focuses on arylations of aromatic and heteroaromatic systems via C-C bond formations. For further reading, please, Click here.

    The most complete resource in functional group chemistry
    Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups is one of chemistry’s landmark book series in organic chemistry. An indispensible resource for the organic chemist, this is the most comprehensive reference available in functional group chemistry. Founded in 1964 by the late Professor Saul Patai, the aim of Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups is to cover all the aspects of the chemistry of an important functional group in each volume, with the emphasis not only on the functional group but on the whole molecule.

    The Online Book Series features all the volumes from 1964 to 1995, totalling some 86 classic volumes in print, represented within 83 volumes online (with some volumes merged for the Online Book Series). These are listed below, together with some of the more recent volumes which are available to purchase as part of the electronic major reference work, ePatai. Those books included in the Online Book Series are volumes from 1964 to 1995 (those shown without dates are excluded). All volumes from 1995 onwards (currently 26 volumes) are available as an electronic major reference work, for more information on ePatai, click here.

    Each volume contains detailed information on the chemistry of the functional group with the following topics featured in each volume.

    General, theoretical and computational aspects of the functional group, for example, quantum chemical treatment, structural and conformational chemistry and thermochemistry.Characterisation and characteristics of the functional groups with chapters covering both qualitative and quantitative methods of determination such as UV, IR, NMR, ESR, PES, RD, CD and mass spectrometry. It will also cover the basicity, acidity or the complex forming ability of the group.

    The formation of the functional group and the reactions, transformations and rearrangements which the functional group can undergo, also including synthesis and reaction mechanisms as diverse as photochemistry, radiation chemistry, biochemical formation or classic synthesis and catalysis.

    The biological aspects in both biochemistry and molecular biology as well as its application in medicinal chemistry, drug development and drug discovery.

    Data and reviews on the important industrial applications in fields such as polymers, materials and nano-materials.Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups is much more than just data. It provides detailed insights, review sand overviews on each functional group featured. This depth of content is the strength of the series as well as its broad coverage of techniques, methods, theory and applications.

    To download a brochure or find out further information about both the electronic major reference work or take a tour, go to wiley.com/go/patai

    Written on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 11:14
  • Hot Topic: C-C Coupling

    Our review entitled "Synthesis of aryl‐ and heteroaryl‐trifluoroethyl ethers: aims, challenges and new methodologies" was highlighted by Wiley Hot Topic: C-C Coupling.

    The development of metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions over the past 30 years has revolutionized the way, carbon-carbon bonds between sp and sp2 carbon atoms are formed. These methods have profoundly changed the protocols for the construction of natural products, building blocks for supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly, organic materials and polymers, and lead compounds in medicinal chemistry from simpler entities. The 2010 Nobel prize in chemistry for E. Negishi, R. Heck, and A. Suzuki underlines the importance of direct bond formation betweeen carbon atoms. Read articles.


    Written on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 11:06