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Archive for September, 2013

Lycopodium alkaloid syntheses

Posted by naturalproductman on September 5, 2013

Ziaoming Zhang and co-worker from Lanzhou University have reported in ACIE on the syntheses of some lycopodium alkaloids.

alkaloids

ACIE paper

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Posted in Alkaloids, Cascade Reactions, Methodology, Total Synthesis | Leave a Comment »

Rhodium-catalyzed C-H amination

Posted by naturalproductman on September 5, 2013

Justin DuBois and co-workers have reported in ACIE on a C-H activation approach to introducing C-N bonds.

C-H

ACIE paper

Posted in C-H activation, Methodology, Rhodium, Transition Metal | Leave a Comment »

JACS perspectives

Posted by naturalproductman on September 5, 2013

Maybe someone has an opinion about this but I’ve been noticing some perspectives articles in JACS lately, which kind of disappoints me because I am used to seeing only research articles and communications in JACS.

I guess change is good.

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Posted by naturalproductman on September 5, 2013

Masaya Sawamura and co-workers published in ACIE on a copper catalyzed three component coupling between an alkyl borane, tributyltin methoxide, and an alkynoate.

tin

ACIE paper

Posted in Copper, Methodology, Multi-Component Coupling, Transition Metal | Leave a Comment »

Fluorinated compounds, biosynthetically

Posted by naturalproductman on September 5, 2013

Michelle Chang and co-workers at Berkeley have reported in Science on a way to access fluorinated natural products using fluoroacetate as the building block.

 

Science paper

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