Jump to main content
Jump to site search
Access to RSC content Close the message box

Continue to access RSC content when you are not at your institution. Follow our step-by-step guide.


Volume 105, 2009
Previous Article Next Article

Synthetic methods

Part (ii) Oxidation and reduction methods

Author affiliations

Abstract

This Report highlights advances in some of the most commonly used oxidation and reduction reactions, focusing on the literature from 2008. Significant advances in oxidation chemistry include site-selective epoxidation of polyprenols,6 bis(hydroxamic acid) ligands for vanadium(V)-catalysed highly enantioselective epoxidation of cis-disubstituted olefins,40 a direct catalytic aziridination of styrenes with ammonia112 and an aerobic ruthenium-catalysed alkene to aldehyde oxidation displaying non-Wacker regiochemistry.133 Significant advances in reduction chemistry include adaptive supramolecular “METAMORPhos” ligands for asymmetric alkene hydrogenation,160 early main-group metal catalysts for alkene hydrogenation181 and the use of “frustrated Lewis pairs” to effect H2 bond scission for imine and nitrile reduction.191

Back to tab navigation

Article information


First published
22 Jul 2009

Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem., Sect. B: Org. Chem., 2009,105, 35-74
Article type
Review Article

Synthetic methods

S. E. Lewis, Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem., Sect. B: Org. Chem., 2009, 105, 35
DOI: 10.1039/B822050F

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements