Organic Chemistry

Articles:
115 The chemical synthesis of (+)-perseanol, a diterpene with potent insecticidal properties, is reported.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1580-x

114 An sp-hybridized molecular carbon allotrope, cyclo[18]carbon.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/08/14/science.aay1914

113 A rigorous electrochemical ammonia synthesis protocol with quantitative isotope measurements.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1260-x

112 Quaternary-centre-guided synthesis of complex polycyclic terpenes.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1179-2

111 Catalysis by chromium and titanium complexes forms alcohols by adding hydrogen to the more-substituted carbon of epoxides.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6442/764

110 Cleavage of the bond between saturated and double-bonded carbons by ozone and iron can diversify abundant natural products.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6441/681

109 Molybdenum-catalysed ammonia production with samarium diiodide and alcohols or water.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1134-2

108 Electrochemical conversion of methane to ethylene in a solid oxide electrolyzer.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09083-3

107 Aromatization-driven C–C bond activation through iridium/phosphine catalysis enables deacylative transformations in various ketone substrates.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-0926-8

106 Catalyst-free, highly selective synthesis of ammonia from nitrogen and water by a plasma electrolytic system.
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/1/eaat5778

105 A nickel catalyst selectively converts terminal olefins into internal olefins with trans geometry via a radical mechanism.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6425/391

104 A metal-binding peptide becomes a potent catalyst for ester hydrolysis.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6420/1285

103 Photochemical deracemization through irradiation with visible light in the presence of a chiral sensitizer enables the direct formation of single enantiomers from a racemic mixture of the same compound.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0755-1

102 Direct coupling of aliphatic C–H nucleophiles to aryl electrophiles is described, through the combination of light-driven polyoxometalate hydrogen atom transfer and nickel catalysis.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0366-x

101 A vitamin-inspired organic catalyst brings together an amine and an imine to yield α,β-diamino acid esters.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6396/1438

100 Synthesis of partially and fully fused polyaromatics by annulative chlorophenylene dimerization.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6374/435

99 Digitization of multistep organic synthesis in reactionware for on-demand pharmaceuticals.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6373/314

98 Mild oxidation of methane to methanol or acetic acid on supported isolated rhodium catalysts.
https://www.nature.com/articles/nature24640

97 Cobalt nanoparticles prepared from a metal-organic framework precursor catalyze a very broad range of reductive aminations.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6361/326

96 Methyl radicals generated catalytically from methane with aqueous hydrogen peroxide are converted to methanol with oxygen.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6360/223

95 When immiscible becomes miscible—Methane in water at high pressures.
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/8/e1700240

94 Remote carboxylation of halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbons with carbon dioxide.
https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v545/n7652/full/nature22316.html

93 Active sites for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol on Cu/ZnO catalysts.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6331/1296

92 One-pot synthesis of amino acid precursors with insoluble organic matter in planetesimals with aqueous activity.
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/3/e1602093

91 Synthesis of ketones from biomass-derived feedstock.
http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14190

90 Macrocyclic bis-thioureas catalyze stereospecific glycosylation reactions.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6321/162

89 Molecular ligand modulation of palladium nanocatalysts for highly efficient and robust heterogeneous oxidation of cyclohexenone to phenol.
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/1/e1600615

88 Boron nitride, often considered unreactive, can be a highly active and selective catalyst for propane oxidation to propene.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6319/1570

87 Synthesis of resveratrol tetramers via a stereoconvergent radical equilibrium.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6317/1260

86 The flavouring, perfume and pharmaceutical industries rely on the selective hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes to generate unsaturated alcohols; here, a new type of highly selective catalyst is described in which platinum nanoparticles are sandwiched between a core and a shell of a metal−organic framework.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v539/n7627/full/nature19763.html

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