Organic Chemistry

141 Preparation of methanediamine (CH2(NH2)2)—A precursor to nucleobases in the interstellar medium.

140 Nickel-catalyzed hydrogenative coupling of nitriles and amines for general amine synthesis.

139 Making hydrogen peroxide in situ could improve overall process efficiency for production of a key nylon precursor.

138 The state of zinc in methanol synthesis over a Zn/ZnO/Cu(211) model catalyst.

137 Catalytic synthesis of phenols with nitrous oxide.

136 Synthesis of a natural product and derivatives by a late-stage oxidative dimerization sheds light on its antibiotic activity.

135 Modular terpene synthesis enabled by mild electrochemical couplings.

134 Carbon nanotube supported oriented metal organic framework membrane for effective ethylene/ethane separation.

133 Synthesis of methanediol [CH2(OH)2]: The simplest geminal diol.

132 A solution of ethylene diamine and lithium in tetrahydrofuran rapidly and selectively reduces aromatics.

131 Cleaving arene rings for acyclic alkenylnitrile synthesis.

130 Diamines are formed at benzylic and adjacent alkyl carbons using acetonitrile as the nitrogen source.

129 A software platform translates the organic chemistry literature into a format executable by automated laboratory apparatus.

128 A photochemical dehydrogenative strategy for aniline synthesis.

127 Common organic reactions mechanically perturb solvents and increase molecular mobility beyond simple Brownian diffusion.

126 Ammonia is synthesized using a dual-site approach, whereby nitrogen vacancies on LaN activate N2, which then reacts with hydrogen atoms produced over the Ni metal to give ammonia.

125 Rationally designed indium oxide catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol with high activity and selectivity.

124 A methylphenanthroline iridium catalyst rapidly adds boron to primary C–H bonds and beta C–H bonds in saturated heterocycles.

123 A one-step, three-component radical coupling of [1.1.1]propellane by a photoredox reaction mediated by a copper catalyst produces drug-like bicyclopentanes.

122 Various rare sugars that cannot be isolated from natural sources are synthesized using light-driven epimerization, a process which may find application in other synthetic scenarios.

121 Molecular tuning of CO2-to-ethylene conversion.

120 Nitromethane as a nitrogen donor in Schmidt-type formation of amides and nitriles.

119 A catalyst system concentrates hydrogen peroxide and methane in close proximity for efficient methanol synthesis.

118 Individual cobalt phthalocyanine derivative molecules immobilized on carbon nanotubes effectively catalyse the electroreduction of CO2 to methanol via a domino process with high activity and selectivity and stable performance.

117 Highly enantioselective carbene insertion into N–H bonds of aliphatic amines.

116 A broadly applicable cross-linker for aliphatic polymers containing C–H bonds.

115 The chemical synthesis of (+)-perseanol, a diterpene with potent insecticidal properties, is reported.

114 An sp-hybridized molecular carbon allotrope, cyclo[18]carbon.

113 A rigorous electrochemical ammonia synthesis protocol with quantitative isotope measurements.

112 Quaternary-centre-guided synthesis of complex polycyclic terpenes.

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