Organic Chemistry

Articles:
128 A photochemical dehydrogenative strategy for aniline synthesis.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2539-7

127 Common organic reactions mechanically perturb solvents and increase molecular mobility beyond simple Brownian diffusion.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6503/537

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.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2464-9

125 Rationally designed indium oxide catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol with high activity and selectivity.
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/25/eaaz2060

124 A methylphenanthroline iridium catalyst rapidly adds boron to primary C–H bonds and beta C–H bonds in saturated heterocycles.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6492/736

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.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2060-z

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.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-1937-1

121 Molecular tuning of CO2-to-ethylene conversion.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1782-2

120 Nitromethane as a nitrogen donor in Schmidt-type formation of amides and nitriles.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6475/281

119 A catalyst system concentrates hydrogen peroxide and methane in close proximity for efficient methanol synthesis.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6474/193

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.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1760-8

117 Highly enantioselective carbene insertion into N–H bonds of aliphatic amines.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6468/990

116 A broadly applicable cross-linker for aliphatic polymers containing C–H bonds.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6467/875

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

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