The development of cross-coupling reactions is one of the most innovative fields in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. The advances in recent years have greatly increased their scope and practicality, and these transformations have become part of the everyday repertoire of the synthetic chemist. When facing the synthesis of a new product, many chemists think now in possible disconnections according to these reactions. So this time we have selected for our newsletter a full issue of Accounts on Chemical Research (Issue 11, 2008), devoted to detail the last novelties about cross-couplings and their uses for the C–C and C–X bond formation.
Acc. Chem. Res 2008, 41 (11)