Staphylococcus aureus capsular polysaccharides: a structural and synthetic perspective
This review surveys known structures of staphylococcal polysaccharides and summarizes all synthetic efforts to obtain these sequences.
Recent trends in catalytic sp3 C–H functionalization of heterocycles
In this mini-review, we attempt to highlight gaps in existing techniques for sp3 C–H activation adjacent to heterocycles.
Enantioselective catalytic synthesis of α-aryl-α-SCF3-β2,2-amino acids
Novel α-trifluoromethylthiolated-β2,2-amino acids were obtained in high enantiopurities under chiral phase-transfer catalysis.
Ag-Catalyzed minisci C–H difluoromethylarylation of N-heteroarenes
A mild silver-catalyzed decarboxylative C–H difluoromethylarylation of electron-deficient N-heteroarenes.
Looking at the big picture in activation strain model/energy decomposition analysis: the case of the ortho–para regioselectivity rule in Diels–Alder reactions
The regioselectivity of the DA reaction is predicted by the ortho–para rule which has been explained from FMO theory. Using DFT calculations and ASM/EDA, we found that the results vary depending the position where it is performed.
Probing the helical integrity of multivicinal all-syn-fluoro alkanes
The synthesis and conformation of an all-syn 2,3,4.7.8,9 hexafluoro alkane is explored by X-ray, NMR and DFT.
Switching of regioselectivity in base-mediated diastereoselective annulation of 2,3-epoxy tosylates and their N-tosylaziridine analogs with 2-mercaptobenzimidazole
Benzimidazole-based tricyclic compounds have been synthesized via base-mediated diastereoselective cyclization of 2,3-epoxy tosylates and their N-tosylaziridine analogs with 2-mercaptobenzimidazole.
About this collection
This on-going collection features all the articles published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry in 2020 that were highlighted by the reviewers of these articles as being interesting or having particularly significant research.
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