Weix, Daniel J. Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.
Kelemen, Rachel E. Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.
Ackerman, Laura K. G. Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.
- Auto-tandem catalysis and assisted tandem catalysis
- Orthogonal, homogeneous tandem catalysis
- Orthogonal, heterogeneous tandem catalysis
- Tandem catalysis in “designer” living organisms
- “Hybrid” types of tandem catalysis
- The future of tandem catalysis
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The preparation of chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals, dyes, fuels, or plastics, requires the selective transformation of simple, readily available starting materials into larger, more complex products. Traditionally, these products are obtained through a series of independent, stepwise reactions. While it provides a straightforward route to the target molecules, this synthetic strategy demands a unique set of reagents, conditions, and purification methods for each step (Fig. 1a). In order to lower costs, catalysts are used in most large-scale modern processes.
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