Stephen Hashmi and co-workers have reported in ACIE on the use of a gold dimer catalyst with a diphenylphosphinomethane ligand to effect a difluoroalkylation reaction.
Posted by naturalproductman on November 24, 2015
Posted by naturalproductman on September 4, 2015
Miguel Garcia-Garibay and co-workers at UCLA have reported in Organic Letters on a denitrogenation reaction of a triazoline using light to make an aziridine.
Posted by naturalproductman on August 31, 2015
Larry Overman and co-workers reported in JACS on a photoredox coupling between tertiary alcohols and electron deficient olefins.
Posted by naturalproductman on July 17, 2015
Zhiyong Jiang and co-workers from Henan University have reported in ACIE on a radical cascade cyclization using blue light emitted diodes.
Posted by naturalproductman on July 13, 2015
Thomas Lectka and co-workers from Johns Hopkins University have reported in Chemical Science on an interesting C-C bond cleavage process.
Posted by naturalproductman on July 11, 2015
The Finkesltein reaction is a straightforward Sn2 reaction – however, you don’t normally think of displacing an aromatic halide as an Sn2 reaction. Chao-Jun Li and co-workers at McGill University reported on the aromatic Finkelstein reaction using light.
Posted by naturalproductman on April 12, 2015
Thorsten Bach and co-workers at Technische Universität München have reported in JACS on the stereochemistry of some [2+2] reactions.