Themed collection Frontiers Emerging Investigator Series
Exploring visible light for carbon–nitrogen and carbon–oxygen bond formation via nickel catalysis
In this review, we highlight the recent synthetic methodology development for the formation of C–N and C–O bonds via visible-light-driven nickel catalysis, with in-depth discussions with reaction designs and mechanistic scenarios.
Advances in circularly polarized electroluminescence based on chiral TADF-active materials
This review summarizes the development status of chiral TADF-active materials with CPEL, covering chiral perturbed TADF molecules, intrinsically chiral TADF molecules, and TADFsensitized fluorescent enantiomers.
Nickel-catalyzed desulfonylative olefination of β-hydroxysulfones
A Ni-catalyzed C–O bond activation is used to access alkenes directly from β-hydroxysulfones.
Bis(pentafluorophenyl)borane-catalyzed E-selective isomerization of terminal alkenes to internal alkenes
The bis(pentafluorophenyl)borane-catalyzed E-selective isomerization of terminal alkenes to internal alkenes via a hydroboration/retro-hydroboration sequence is reported.
Zinc-catalyzed desymmetric hydrosilylation of monosubstituted malonic esters
A dinuclear zinc catalyst with a pipecolinol-derived tetradentate ligand enables the diverse synthesis of tertiary stereocenters via desymmetrization.
One-step synthesis of polycyclic thianthrenes from unfunctionalized aromatics by thia-APEX reactions
In this paper, thia-APEX reactions affording π-extended thianthrene derivatives from unfunctionalized aromatics are described.
Visible light-mediated NHC and photoredox co-catalyzed 1,2-sulfonylacylation of allenes via acyl and allyl radical cross-coupling
Visible light-mediated NHC and photoredox co-catalyzed radical 1,2-sulfonylacylation of allenes via cross-coupling between an allyl radical and an NHC-stabilized acyl radical.
Synthesis of 2,4-diarylated pyrimidines enabled by Ni-catalyzed C–sulfone bond activation
The readily available pyrimidinyl sulfones, in which the C–S bond is cleaved selectively, could serve as electrophiles in the Ni-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions to prepare 2,4-diarylated pyrimidines under mild conditions with a broad scope.
4,5-Disubstituted pyrenes from phenangermoles
The synthesis of discriminated 4,5-disubstitued pyrene from phenangermoles is accomplished via a Pd-catalyzed annulative π-extension reaction.
Cr-catalyzed chiral allenone synthesis via sequential radical–polar crossover and Oppenauer oxidation
We describe the Cr-catalyzed enantioconvergent synthesis of chiral 2,3-allenones from aldehydes and propargyl bromides, which features an unprecedented cascade of Cr-catalyzed asymmetric reductive radical–polar crossover and Oppenauer oxidation.
About this collection
Frontiers Journals, Organic Chemistry Frontiers, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, and Materials Chemistry Frontiers, are pleased to publish this Emerging Investigator Series to highlight early-career scientists and their excellent research at the forefront of organic, inorganic, and materials chemistry.
Scientists featured in the collection are recognized for the high novelty of their research, their outstanding contributions made during independent career stages, as well as the potential to influence chemistry in future.
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