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Themed collection 2015 Organic Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles

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Reverse-hydroformylation: a missing reaction explored

Recent progress in transition-metal catalysed acceptor- and acceptorless-reverse hydroformylation of aldehydes for the conversion of olefins has been discussed. The aldehyde feedstock serves as a source for production of syngas and valuable alkenes.

Graphical abstract: Reverse-hydroformylation: a missing reaction explored
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Engineering ligands on the Au center: discovering broadly applicable gold catalysis with high turnover numbers

The research groups of Hammond/Xu and Zhang report the discovery of new ligands for gold catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Engineering ligands on the Au center: discovering broadly applicable gold catalysis with high turnover numbers
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Chromium-catalyzed transformations with Grignard reagents – new opportunities for cross-coupling reactions

Recent advances in chromium-catalyzed cross-couplings of C–X and C–H bonds with Grignard reagents are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Chromium-catalyzed transformations with Grignard reagents – new opportunities for cross-coupling reactions
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The quest for observation and isolation of oxyallyl derivatives

This review summarizes 50 years of attempts to observe, and finally isolate, the elusive oxyallyl derivatives.

Graphical abstract: The quest for observation and isolation of oxyallyl derivatives
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators by OCF
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Metalorganocatalysis: cooperating transition-metal catalysis and organocatalysis through a covalent bond

Asymmetric catalysis has grown rapidly and made considerable progress in the last few decades, but there still remain significantly unachievable reactions through either organocatalysis or transition-metal catalysis alone.

Graphical abstract: Metalorganocatalysis: cooperating transition-metal catalysis and organocatalysis through a covalent bond
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Transition metal-catalyzed C–H bond functionalizations by the use of diverse directing groups

In this review, a summary of transition metal-catalyzed C–H activation by utilizing the functionalities as directing groups is presented.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal-catalyzed C–H bond functionalizations by the use of diverse directing groups
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Catalysis by electrons and holes: formal potential scales and preparative organic electrochemistry

The present review surveys current chemical understanding of catalysis by addition and removal of an electron.

Graphical abstract: Catalysis by electrons and holes: formal potential scales and preparative organic electrochemistry
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Catalytic asymmetric synthesis of polysubstituted spirocyclopropyl oxindoles: organocatalysis versus transition metal catalysis

Recent progress in catalytic asymmetric synthesis of spirocyclopropyl oxindoles via organocatalysis and transition metal catalysis are summarized and discussed.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic asymmetric synthesis of polysubstituted spirocyclopropyl oxindoles: organocatalysis versus transition metal catalysis
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The Mitsunobu reaction in the 21st century

Recent advancements in the condensation of alcohols with pronucleophiles by the Mitsunobu reaction are described.

Graphical abstract: The Mitsunobu reaction in the 21st century
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Silylative coupling of olefins with vinylsilanes in the synthesis of functionalized alkenes

Recent developments in the sequential synthetic strategies including ruthenium-catalyzed silylative coupling followed by desilylation, leading to π-conjugated organic derivatives are presented.

Graphical abstract: Silylative coupling of olefins with vinylsilanes in the synthesis of functionalized alkenes
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Handling diazonium salts in flow for organic and material chemistry

Diazonium salts and flow chemistry are the perfect wedding for a safe handling.

Graphical abstract: Handling diazonium salts in flow for organic and material chemistry
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Negishi coupling in the synthesis of advanced electronic, optical, electrochemical, and magnetic materials

Negishi coupling is an efficient and versatile tool for selective C–C bond formation in the synthesis of organic electronic, optical, electrochemical, and magnetic materials.

Graphical abstract: Negishi coupling in the synthesis of advanced electronic, optical, electrochemical, and magnetic materials
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Novel strategies for catalytic asymmetric synthesis of C1-chiral 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines and 3,4-dihydrotetrahydroisoquinolines

This review summarizes recent progress in catalytic asymmetric construction of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines and 3,4-dihydroisoquinolines, among the most important “privileged scaffolds”.

Graphical abstract: Novel strategies for catalytic asymmetric synthesis of C1-chiral 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines and 3,4-dihydrotetrahydroisoquinolines
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Catalytic enantioselective organic transformations via visible light photocatalysis

Enantioselective transformations via visible light photocatalysis are discussed and could have a strong impact on asymmetric photoreactions.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic enantioselective organic transformations via visible light photocatalysis
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Transition metal-catalyzed direct remote C–H functionalization of alkyl groups via C(sp3)–H bond activation

This review is focused on the recent advances in the transition metal-catalyzed direct remote C–H-functionalization of alkyl groups via C(sp3)–H bond activation. In general, carboxamide/ester-chelated β-functionalization reactions are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal-catalyzed direct remote C–H functionalization of alkyl groups via C(sp3)–H bond activation
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Recent applications of chiral N-tert-butanesulfinyl imines, chiral diene ligands and chiral sulfur–olefin ligands in asymmetric synthesis

The highly efficient asymmetric reactions of chiral sulfinyl auxiliary, diene ligands and sulfur–olefin ligands are presented.

Graphical abstract: Recent applications of chiral N-tert-butanesulfinyl imines, chiral diene ligands and chiral sulfur–olefin ligands in asymmetric synthesis
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Review-type articles published by Organic Chemistry Frontiers in 2015 are collated as below for the benefit of readers.

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