Organic Chemistry

Articles:
64 An encapsulating catalyst accelerates carbon-carbon bond formation from transition metal complexes within its cavity.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6265/1235.abstract

63 Total synthesis of palau’amine.
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/151104/ncomms9731/full/ncomms9731.html

62 Hydrogenation of carboxylic acids with a homogeneous cobalt catalyst.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6258/298.abstract

61 A concise synthesis of (+)-batzelladine B from simple pyrrole-based starting materials.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7570/full/nature14902.html

60 Conversion of alcohols to enantiopure amines through dual-enzyme hydrogen-borrowing cascades.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6255/1525.abstract

59 Site-selective arene C-H amination via photoredox catalysis.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6254/1326.abstract

58 Cationic mononuclear ruthenium carboxylates as catalyst prototypes for self-induced hydrogenation of carboxylic acids.
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150825/ncomms9140/full/ncomms9140.html

57 An inorganic ring-shaped compound manifests electronic stabilization properties analogous to benzene’s.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6238/1001.abstract

56 A method to form carbon-nitrogen bonds via nitro group reduction could streamline synthetic routes in medicinal chemistry.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6237/886.abstract

55 Self-assembly of dynamic orthoester cryptates.
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150522/ncomms8129/full/ncomms8129.html

54 Total synthesis of (+)-gelsemine via an organocatalytic Diels–Alder approach.
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150521/ncomms8204/full/ncomms8204.html

53 Synthesis of many different types of organic small molecules using one automated process.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6227/1221

52 Carbon–carbon bond activation of cyclobutenones enabled by the addition of chiral organocatalyst to ketone.
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150205/ncomms7207/full/ncomms7207.html

51 Metal-catalysed azidation of tertiary C–H bonds suitable for late-stage functionalization.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v517/n7536/full/nature14127.html

50 A catalyst to selectively reverse a common chemical reaction offers versatile opportunities in molecular synthesis.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6217/56.abstract

49 One-pot room-temperature conversion of cyclohexane to adipic acid by ozone and UV light.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6216/1495.abstract

48 Crystalline-gradient polycarbonates prepared from enantioselective terpolymerization of meso-epoxides with ​CO2.
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141205/ncomms6687/full/ncomms6687.html

47 Iron catalysed direct alkylation of amines with alcohols.
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141126/ncomms6602/full/ncomms6602.html

46 Formic-acid-induced depolymerization of oxidized lignin to aromatics.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v515/n7526/full/nature13867.html

45 A network of sodium and magnesium ions helps direct double deprotonation of aryl rings.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6211/834.abstract

44 Graphenes in the absence of metals as carbocatalysts for selective ​acetylene hydrogenation and alkene hydrogenation.
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141024/ncomms6291/full/ncomms6291.html

43 Assembly-line synthesis of organic molecules with tailored shapes.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7517/full/nature13711.html

42 Highly active copper-ceria and copper-ceria-titania catalysts for methanol synthesis from CO2.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6196/546.abstract

41 Combining two catalysts, one light-activated, facilitates bond formation between saturated and unsaturated carbons.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6195/433.abstract

40 An iodide salt with a chiral counterion proves an efficient catalyst for preparation of compounds analogous to vitamin E.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6194/291.abstract

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.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v509/n7500/full/nature13273.html

38 A two-catalyst combination offers long-sought selectivity in intermolecular coupling of olefins to form four-membered rings.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6182/392.abstract

37 A catalyst that adds silyl groups to specific sites on aryl rings could streamline synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/343/6173/853.abstract

36 Direct Stereospecific Synthesis of Unprotected N-H and N-Me Aziridines from Olefins.
https://www.sciencemag.org/content/343/6166/61.abstract

35 Organic chemistry of balms used in the preparation of pharaonic meat mummies.
http://www.pnas.org/content/110/51/20392.abstract

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