Masahiro Terada and co-workers from Tohoku University have reported in Organic Letters on a copper-catalyzed rearrangement to form alpha,beta-unsaturated ketonitrones.
Posted by naturalproductman on July 6, 2012
Satoshi Inagaki and co-workers at Gifu University have reported in JACS on some DFT calculations of a retro-Nazarov reaction.
Posted by naturalproductman on December 14, 2011
Richard Hsung and co-workers have reported in Organic Letters on their progress towards atropurpuran.
Posted by naturalproductman on November 28, 2011
Junbiao Chang and co-workers at Zhengzhou University have reported in JOC on a formal synthesis of roseophilin.
Posted by naturalproductman on November 21, 2011
Rick Danheiser and co-workers at MIT have reported in Tetrahedron on a way to make cyclo-octatrienes.
Posted by naturalproductman on November 17, 2011
Martin Smith and co-workers at Oxford have reported in Chemical Science on an electrocyclization that involves the initial formation of an imine.
Posted by naturalproductman on October 4, 2011
Martin Banwell and co-workers at Australian National University have reported in Organic Letters on their synthesis of hamayne featuring an electrocyclic ring-opening.
Posted by naturalproductman on September 9, 2011
Magnus Rueping and co-worker from Aachen University have reported in Chemical Communications on an asymmetric Nazarov reaction that involves the addition of a bromine using N-triflylphosphoramide as the protonating source. The substrate looks like the dienone that Dirk Trauner and co-worker used when he reported a scandium catalyzed Nazarov reaction excluding the bromination part.