Papers & Reviews

Skeleton crew
July 1, 2008

A Simple, Modular Synthesis of Substituted Pyridines You have not lived until you have synthesized a highly functionalized pyridine. When the…

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A load of esters
May 1, 2008

New Palladium-Catalyzed Methods for Ester Formation   For the fans of esters, we have here a couple of palladium methods for…

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Microwave-powered Chan-Lam-Evans
May 1, 2008

Microwave-Assisted Efficient Copper-Promoted N-Arylation of Amines with Arylboronic Acids The Chan–Lam–Evans reaction is a recent addition to the arsenal of the…

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Domino theory
May 1, 2008

Copper-Catalyzed Domino Annulation Approaches to the Synthesis of Benzoxazoles under Microwave-Accelerated and Conventional Thermal Conditions Sequential one-pot formation of two bonds…

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Another one from Japan
May 1, 2008

Copper-Mediated Direct Arylation of Benzoazoles with Aryl Iodides From the Far East, here comes another interesting paper about C–H functionalization, in…

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Room temperature is better
May 1, 2008

Room-Temperature and Phosphine-Free Palladium-Catalyzed Direct C-2 Arylation of Indoles Direct C–H functionalization is an attractive way to increase molecular diversity. A…

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Old rockers never die
March 1, 2008

A Simple and Convenient One-pot Method for the Preparation of Heteroaryl-2-imidazoles from Nitriles Some chemists say that old chemistry is the…

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Brevity is the soul of wit
March 1, 2008

Concise Synthesis of 2-Amino-4(3H)-quinazolinones from Simple (Hetero)aromatic Amines Short methods for the preparation of nitrogen heterocycles are always welcome. In this…

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What the Heck
March 1, 2008

Oxygen and Base-Free Oxidative Heck Reactions of Arylboronic Acids with Olefins The Heck reaction has been around for more than 25…

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One step beyond reductive amination
March 1, 2008

Scope of Aminomethylations via Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling of Organotrifluoroborates Once again, the development of an organometallic cross-coupling reaction increases the array of…

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