Organic Chemistry

64 An encapsulating catalyst accelerates carbon-carbon bond formation from transition metal complexes within its cavity.

63 Total synthesis of palau’amine.

62 Hydrogenation of carboxylic acids with a homogeneous cobalt catalyst.

61 A concise synthesis of (+)-batzelladine B from simple pyrrole-based starting materials.

60 Conversion of alcohols to enantiopure amines through dual-enzyme hydrogen-borrowing cascades.

59 Site-selective arene C-H amination via photoredox catalysis.

58 Cationic mononuclear ruthenium carboxylates as catalyst prototypes for self-induced hydrogenation of carboxylic acids.

57 An inorganic ring-shaped compound manifests electronic stabilization properties analogous to benzene’s.

56 A method to form carbon-nitrogen bonds via nitro group reduction could streamline synthetic routes in medicinal chemistry.

55 Self-assembly of dynamic orthoester cryptates.

54 Total synthesis of (+)-gelsemine via an organocatalytic Diels–Alder approach.

53 Synthesis of many different types of organic small molecules using one automated process.

52 Carbon–carbon bond activation of cyclobutenones enabled by the addition of chiral organocatalyst to ketone.

51 Metal-catalysed azidation of tertiary C–H bonds suitable for late-stage functionalization.

50 A catalyst to selectively reverse a common chemical reaction offers versatile opportunities in molecular synthesis.

49 One-pot room-temperature conversion of cyclohexane to adipic acid by ozone and UV light.

48 Crystalline-gradient polycarbonates prepared from enantioselective terpolymerization of meso-epoxides with ​CO2.

47 Iron catalysed direct alkylation of amines with alcohols.

46 Formic-acid-induced depolymerization of oxidized lignin to aromatics.

45 A network of sodium and magnesium ions helps direct double deprotonation of aryl rings.

44 Graphenes in the absence of metals as carbocatalysts for selective ​acetylene hydrogenation and alkene hydrogenation.

43 Assembly-line synthesis of organic molecules with tailored shapes.

42 Highly active copper-ceria and copper-ceria-titania catalysts for methanol synthesis from CO2.

41 Combining two catalysts, one light-activated, facilitates bond formation between saturated and unsaturated carbons.

40 An iodide salt with a chiral counterion proves an efficient catalyst for preparation of compounds analogous to vitamin E.

39 Natural products citrinalin B and cyclopiamine B, which contain basic nitrogen atoms that are susceptible to oxidation during synthesis, can be synthesized by the selective introduction and removal of functional groups.

38 A two-catalyst combination offers long-sought selectivity in intermolecular coupling of olefins to form four-membered rings.

37 A catalyst that adds silyl groups to specific sites on aryl rings could streamline synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates.

36 Direct Stereospecific Synthesis of Unprotected N-H and N-Me Aziridines from Olefins.

35 Organic chemistry of balms used in the preparation of pharaonic meat mummies.

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