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Themed collection Celebrating the 75th Birthday of Professor Barry Trost

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Editorial

Editorial: In celebration of Professor Barry M. Trost's 75th birthday

This special issue is dedicated to Barry M. Trost, Tamaki Professor of Humanities and Sciences, on the occasion of his 75th birthday.

Graphical abstract: Editorial: In celebration of Professor Barry M. Trost's 75th birthday
Editorial

Barry Martin Trost: Educator

Honoring the 75th Birthday of Barry M. Trost.

Graphical abstract: Barry Martin Trost: Educator
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Ruthenium-catalysed hydrosilylation of carbon–carbon multiple bonds

Recent advances in ruthenium-catalysed hydrosilylation of C–C multiple bonds and its application to organic synthesis are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Ruthenium-catalysed hydrosilylation of carbon–carbon multiple bonds
Review Article

Non-stabilized enolates – versatile nucleophiles in transition metal-catalysed allylic alkylations

This review covers new developments in the transition metal-catalyzed allylic alkylations of non-stabilized enolates, preferentially generated from ketone, esters or amides.

Graphical abstract: Non-stabilized enolates – versatile nucleophiles in transition metal-catalysed allylic alkylations
Review Article

Beyond Fischer and Schrock carbenes: non-heteroatom-stabilized group 6 metal carbene complexes – a general overview

Non-heteroatom-stabilized group 6 metal carbene complexes: versatile reagents or intermediates in stoichiometric or catalytic reactions in organic synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Beyond Fischer and Schrock carbenes: non-heteroatom-stabilized group 6 metal carbene complexes – a general overview
Review Article

Recent progress in rhodium-catalyzed hydroaminomethylation

This review covers the recent studies featuring the development of catalysts for alkene hydroaminomethylation.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in rhodium-catalyzed hydroaminomethylation
Review Article

Learning lessons from directed evolution of stereoselective enzymes

With the advent of directed evolution of stereoselective enzymes almost 20 years ago and the rapid development of this exciting area of research, the traditional limitations of biocatalysts in organic chemistry have been eliminated.

Graphical abstract: Learning lessons from directed evolution of stereoselective enzymes
Review Article

Synthesis and reactivity of alkoxy-activated cyclobutane-1,1-dicarboxylates

Donor–acceptor (DA) cyclopropanes are extensively studied and well established as building blocks for the synthesis of highly substituted carbo- and heterocyclic compounds. Despite of similar ring strain, the homologous DA cyclobutanes were long ignored. This personal account details our group's research towards the application of DA cyclobutanes in cycloaddition chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and reactivity of alkoxy-activated cyclobutane-1,1-dicarboxylates
Review Article

Chirality transfer in metal-catalysed intermolecular addition reactions involving allenes

This review covers chirality transfer in metal-catalysed intermolecular addition reactions involving allenes, including axial-to-central chirality transfer, asymmetric catalysis and racemization.

Graphical abstract: Chirality transfer in metal-catalysed intermolecular addition reactions involving allenes
Review Article

Synthesis and applications of fluorous phosphines

The synthesis, some of the properties and the applications of fluorous phosphines in biphasic, organometallic and organo-catalysis were reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and applications of fluorous phosphines
Research Article

A highly efficient synthesis of the DEFG-ring system of rubriflordilactone B

A highly efficient synthesis of the DEFG-ring system of rubriflordilactone B via polar-radical-crossover cycloaddition and carbonyl allylation/lactonization is described.

Graphical abstract: A highly efficient synthesis of the DEFG-ring system of rubriflordilactone B
Research Article

Green and practical transition metal-free one-pot conversion of substituted benzoic acids to anilines using tosyl azide

A simple and efficient method for conversion of 2-iodo/2-nitro benzoic acids and dihydropyranone-fused benzoic acids into corresponding anilines, using tosyl azide, under transition metal-free conditions was developed. Steric and electronic effects play crucial role.

Graphical abstract: Green and practical transition metal-free one-pot conversion of substituted benzoic acids to anilines using tosyl azide
Research Article

Configuration-guided reactions: the case of highly decorated spiro[cyclopropane-1,2′(3′H)-pyrrolo[1,2-b]isoxazole] derivatives en route to polyhydroxyindolizidines

The formation of structurally differentiated indolizidinones is guided by a diverse behaviour of spirocyclopropaneisoxazolidine precursors under fluorination reactions.

Graphical abstract: Configuration-guided reactions: the case of highly decorated spiro[cyclopropane-1,2′(3′H)-pyrrolo[1,2-b]isoxazole] derivatives en route to polyhydroxyindolizidines
Open Access Research Article

Gold-catalyzed cycloisomerization of trifluoromethylated allenols: sustainability and mechanistic studies

Trifluoromethyl-substituted α-allenols are cyclized to the corresponding 2,5-dihydrofurans in the presence of neutral or cationic gold catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Gold-catalyzed cycloisomerization of trifluoromethylated allenols: sustainability and mechanistic studies
Research Article

Manganese-catalysed hydroperoxidation of carbon–carbon double bonds using molecular oxygen present in air and hydroxylamine under ambient conditions

A highly efficient manganese-catalysed hydroperoxidation of carbon–carbon double bonds of enynes as well as styrene derivatives using N-hydroxyphthalimide, N-hydroxybenzotriazole or N-hydroxysuccinimide was developed.

Graphical abstract: Manganese-catalysed hydroperoxidation of carbon–carbon double bonds using molecular oxygen present in air and hydroxylamine under ambient conditions
Research Article

A new approach toward the synthesis of 2,4-bis(fluoroalkyl)-substituted quinoline derivatives using fluoroalkyl amino reagent chemistry

The present work describes the unprecedented use of Fluoroalkyl Amino Reagents (FARs) to afford 2,4-bis(fluoroalkyl)-substituted quinoline derivatives in two steps under mild reaction conditions, in good yields and with a very good regioselectivity.

Graphical abstract: A new approach toward the synthesis of 2,4-bis(fluoroalkyl)-substituted quinoline derivatives using fluoroalkyl amino reagent chemistry
Research Article

Iterative catalyst controlled diastereodivergent synthesis of polypropionates

Polypropionates are synthesized using a combination of a copper-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation, ruthenium-catalyzed cross-metathesis and iridium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic etherification.

Graphical abstract: Iterative catalyst controlled diastereodivergent synthesis of polypropionates
Research Article

Synthesis of 2,3-dihydrobenzofurans via the palladium catalyzed carboalkoxylation of 2-allylphenols

A new Pd-catalyzed alkene carboalkoxylation strategy for the preparation of 2,3-dihydrobenzofurans is described.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of 2,3-dihydrobenzofurans via the palladium catalyzed carboalkoxylation of 2-allylphenols
Research Article

Towards taxane analogues synthesis by dienyne ring closing metathesis

The synthesis of highly functionalized 16,17,18-trinortaxane analogues based on a dienyne cyclization is described.

Graphical abstract: Towards taxane analogues synthesis by dienyne ring closing metathesis
Research Article

A tetrasulfate-resorcin[6]arene cavitand as the host for organic ammonium guests

A resorcin[6]arene cavitand bearing sulfate bridges is herein reported. The host is able to interact with ammonium guests through the sulfate bridges.

Graphical abstract: A tetrasulfate-resorcin[6]arene cavitand as the host for organic ammonium guests
Research Article

Homochiral association of binuclear trans-bis(β-iminoaryloxy)palladium(II) complexes doubly linked with m-xylylene spacers: drastic linker-dependence of the association chirality of chiral clothespin-shaped molecules

A significant effect of the linker was observed on association chirality during the interpenetrative dimeric association of clothespin-shaped Pd complexes bearing either rigid or flexible linkers.

Graphical abstract: Homochiral association of binuclear trans-bis(β-iminoaryloxy)palladium(ii) complexes doubly linked with m-xylylene spacers: drastic linker-dependence of the association chirality of chiral clothespin-shaped molecules
Research Article

Fe-Catalyzed reductive NO-bond cleavage – a route to the diastereoselective 1,4-aminohydroxylation of 1,3-dienes

We describe the iron-catalyzed reductive cleavage of N–O-bonds in oxazines using malononitrile as reductant, which – in sequence with a [4 + 2]-cycloaddition – can be considered as an efficient way for the diastereoselective 1,4-aminohydroxylation of 1,3-dienes.

Graphical abstract: Fe-Catalyzed reductive NO-bond cleavage – a route to the diastereoselective 1,4-aminohydroxylation of 1,3-dienes
Research Article

Versatile and highly efficient oxidative C(sp3)–H bond functionalization of tetrahydroisoquinoline promoted by bifunctional diethyl azodicarboxylate (DEAD): scope and mechanistic insights

The oxidant–base bifunctionality of DEAD realized highly reliable cross dehydrogenative coupling of tetrahydroisoquinoline derivatives via aminal intermediates.

Graphical abstract: Versatile and highly efficient oxidative C(sp3)–H bond functionalization of tetrahydroisoquinoline promoted by bifunctional diethyl azodicarboxylate (DEAD): scope and mechanistic insights
Research Article

Switching between intermolecular and intramolecular reactions using flow microreactors: lithiation of 2-bromo-2′-silylbiphenyls

Switching between the intermolecular reaction and the intramolecular reaction was achieved at will using flow microreactors.

Graphical abstract: Switching between intermolecular and intramolecular reactions using flow microreactors: lithiation of 2-bromo-2′-silylbiphenyls
Research Article

Considering organic mechanisms and the optimization of current flow in an electrochemical oxidative condensation reaction

Careful consideration of the chemical mechanism for an oxidative condensation reaction led to improved current flow for the electrolysis.

Graphical abstract: Considering organic mechanisms and the optimization of current flow in an electrochemical oxidative condensation reaction
Research Article

C–C bond migration in the cycloisomerization of 1,6-enynes

Platinum- and iridium-catalyzed cycloisomerizations of 1,6 enynes that proceed via a C–C bond migration into a carbenoid intermediate are described.

Graphical abstract: C–C bond migration in the cycloisomerization of 1,6-enynes
Research Article

Catalytic asymmetric direct-type 1,4-addition reactions of simple esters

Catalytic asymmetric 1,4-addition reactions of simple esters have been developed. The desired reactions proceeded smoothly with high enantioselectivities.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic asymmetric direct-type 1,4-addition reactions of simple esters
Research Article

Highly enantioselective Pd-catalyzed indole allylic alkylation using binaphthyl-based phosphoramidite-thioether ligands

A new type of phosphoramidite-thioether ligand has been developed for Pd-catalysed asymmetric C-3 allylic alkylation of indoles with excellent yields and enantioselectivities.

Graphical abstract: Highly enantioselective Pd-catalyzed indole allylic alkylation using binaphthyl-based phosphoramidite-thioether ligands
Research Article

Rh-catalysed asymmetric conjugate addition of boronic acids to nitroalkenes employing a P-chiral P,π-hybrid ligand

A P-chiral P,π-hybrid ligand was applied to the asymmetric conjugate addition of aryl boronic acids to β-substituted nitroalkenes.

Graphical abstract: Rh-catalysed asymmetric conjugate addition of boronic acids to nitroalkenes employing a P-chiral P,π-hybrid ligand
Research Article

Silver-mediated oxidative annulation of N-arylthio succinimides with alkynes: direct access to benzo[b]thiophenes

A convenient synthetic route to 2,3-diarylbenzo[b]thiophene derivatives via Ag-catalyzed intermolecular oxidative cyclization between bench-stable N-arylthio succinimides and unactivated internal alkynes is demonstrated herein.

Graphical abstract: Silver-mediated oxidative annulation of N-arylthio succinimides with alkynes: direct access to benzo[b]thiophenes
Research Article

Approach to the synthesis of the C1–C11 and C14–C18 portion of Leucascandrolide A

An iterative asymmetric hydration of dienoates approach to Leucasndrolide A was explored.

Graphical abstract: Approach to the synthesis of the C1–C11 and C14–C18 portion of Leucascandrolide A
Research Article

Synthesis, structure and optical properties of tetraphenylethene derivatives with through-space conjugation between benzene and various planar chromophores

A series of tetraphenylethene derivatives with through-space conjugation and aggregation-enhanced emission properties are synthesized and studied.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structure and optical properties of tetraphenylethene derivatives with through-space conjugation between benzene and various planar chromophores
Research Article

Diastereo- and enantioselective construction of cyclohexanone-fused spirospyrazolones containing four consecutive stereocenters through asymmetric sequential reactions

The diastereo- and enantioselective synthesis of cyclohexanone-fused spirospyrazolones through an asymmetric Michael/Michael/aldol cascade reaction catalyzed by squaramide and diphenylprolinol silyl ether, followed by a sequential oxidation was developed.

Graphical abstract: Diastereo- and enantioselective construction of cyclohexanone-fused spirospyrazolones containing four consecutive stereocenters through asymmetric sequential reactions
Research Article

Concise asymmetric total synthesis of catunaregin

The asymmetric total synthesis of the optically pure catunaregin was accomplished in 7 steps from a known methyl ester using an asymmetric syn-selective aldol reaction and the successive ketalization of a furan diol derivative under acidic conditions.

Graphical abstract: Concise asymmetric total synthesis of catunaregin
Research Article

Potassium-mediated stereochemical assistance to form one indenonaphthacene isomer from rubrene with complementary diastereoselectivity to the acid based protocol

Complementary diastereoselectivity for C–H and C–C bond formation, in para disposition, leading to one indenonaphthacene derivative: proton versus potassium assistance.

Graphical abstract: Potassium-mediated stereochemical assistance to form one indenonaphthacene isomer from rubrene with complementary diastereoselectivity to the acid based protocol
Open Access Research Article

Synthesis of oxindoles via reductive CO2 fixation

The synthesis of 3-aryl-3-hydroxy-2-oxindoles, which are a structural motif found in various natural products and pharmaceutically active compounds, was conducted via reductive coupling of (2-aminophenyl)(aryl)methanone derivatives and CO2 as a key step. The conditions employing Mg with chlorotrimethylsilane in DMA are the best for the reductive coupling. The reductive coupling and acid-catalyzed lactam formation can be performed in a one-pot reaction to give the oxindoles.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of oxindoles via reductive CO2 fixation
Research Article

Hydrazone–palladium catalyzed annulation of 1-cinnamyloxy-2-ethynylbenzene derivatives

The annulation of 1-cinnamyloxy-2-ethynylbenzene derivatives using a hydrazone–palladium catalyst system proceeded smoothly and gave the corresponding 2-substituted-3-cinnamylbenzofurans in good-to-excellent yields.

Graphical abstract: Hydrazone–palladium catalyzed annulation of 1-cinnamyloxy-2-ethynylbenzene derivatives
Research Article

Reaction of alkenecarboxylic acids with isocyanates via rhodium(III)-catalyzed C–H activation: a versatile route to cyclic imides

A versatile cascade route to cyclic imides via direct functionalization of the β-alkenyl C–H bond of alkenoic acids was developed.

Graphical abstract: Reaction of alkenecarboxylic acids with isocyanates via rhodium(iii)-catalyzed C–H activation: a versatile route to cyclic imides
Open Access Research Article

Synthesis of unsymmetrical NCN′ and PCN pincer palladacycles and their catalytic evaluation compared with a related SCN pincer palladacycle

A series of unsymmetrical palladacycles have been synthesised and evaluated as catalysts in aldol and vinyl epoxide coupling chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of unsymmetrical NCN′ and PCN pincer palladacycles and their catalytic evaluation compared with a related SCN pincer palladacycle
Open Access Research Article

Convenient synthesis of pentafluoroethyl thioethers via catalytic Sandmeyer reaction with a stable fluoroalkylthiolation reagent

A Sandmeyer type process is disclosed that allows the straightforward synthesis of pentafluoroethyl thioethers from aromatic amines and tetramethylammonium pentafluoroethylthiolate.

Graphical abstract: Convenient synthesis of pentafluoroethyl thioethers via catalytic Sandmeyer reaction with a stable fluoroalkylthiolation reagent
Research Article

Stimuli-responsive supramolecular gel constructed by pillar[5]arene-based pseudo[2]rotaxanes via orthogonal metal–ligand coordination and hydrogen bonding interaction

A supramolecular polyrotaxane constructed by pillar[5]arene-based pseudo[2]rotaxanes via the incorporation of metal–ligand coordination could further self-assemble to form a stimuli-responsive supramolecular gel at high concentration.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli-responsive supramolecular gel constructed by pillar[5]arene-based pseudo[2]rotaxanes via orthogonal metal–ligand coordination and hydrogen bonding interaction
Research Article

Structure and reactivity of sulfonamide- and acetate-chelated ruthenium alkylidene complexes

The formation of chelated ruthenium alkylidenes with the oxygen of sulfonamides and acetates and their complexation with carbon monoxide have been studied.

Graphical abstract: Structure and reactivity of sulfonamide- and acetate-chelated ruthenium alkylidene complexes
Open Access Research Article

Catalytic one-pot synthesis of 4-(hetero)aryl substituted 5-(2-oxoethyl) oxazol-2(3H)-ones by coupling–isomerization–elimination (CIE) sequence

4-(Hetero)aryl substituted 5-(2-oxoethyl) oxazol-2(3H)-ones are readily prepared in a one-pot fashion by a coupling–isomerization–elimination (CIE) sequence from N-Boc protected 1-aryl propargyl carbamates and acid chlorides.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic one-pot synthesis of 4-(hetero)aryl substituted 5-(2-oxoethyl) oxazol-2(3H)-ones by coupling–isomerization–elimination (CIE) sequence
Research Article

Synthesis of 2,5-disubstituted pyrroles via dehydrogenative condensation of secondary alcohols and 1,2-amino alcohols by supported platinum catalysts

2,5-Disubstituted pyrroles are synthesized by acceptorless dehydrogenative reaction of 1,2-aminoalcohols and secondary alcohols by Pt/carbon catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of 2,5-disubstituted pyrroles via dehydrogenative condensation of secondary alcohols and 1,2-amino alcohols by supported platinum catalysts
Research Article

A general photoinduced electron transfer-directed chemoselective perfluoroalkylation of N,N-dialkylhydrazones

The first metal-free, initiator-free, and general photochemical perfluoroalkylation of a variety of N,N-dialkylhydrazones was developed at room temperature in the absence of any external photocatalyst.

Graphical abstract: A general photoinduced electron transfer-directed chemoselective perfluoroalkylation of N,N-dialkylhydrazones
Research Article

Orthogonal cleavage of the 2-naphthylmethyl group in the presence of the p-methoxy phenyl-protected anomeric position and its use in carbohydrate synthesis

Orthogonal removal of naphthylmethyl (NAP) and anomeric O-p-methoxyphenyl (PMP) ethers using 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone and cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate, respectively, is described.

Graphical abstract: Orthogonal cleavage of the 2-naphthylmethyl group in the presence of the p-methoxy phenyl-protected anomeric position and its use in carbohydrate synthesis
Research Article

Diastereoselective and regiodivergent oxa-[3 + 2] cycloaddition of Achmatowicz products and cyclic 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds

Development of two novel oxa-[3 + 2] cycloaddition reactions of Achmatowicz products with 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds for rapid and highly efficient assembly of polycyclic furopyranones is described. Plausible mechanisms were proposed.

Graphical abstract: Diastereoselective and regiodivergent oxa-[3 + 2] cycloaddition of Achmatowicz products and cyclic 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds
Research Article

Asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of seven membered tricyclic ketones: N-substituted dibenzo[b,e]azepine-6,11-dione driven by nonclassical CH/O interactions

Enantioselective transfer hydrogenation of dibenzo-fused-azepine-diones: N-substituted dibenzo[b,e]azepin-6-11-dione was achieved by ruthenium catalysis in the presence of formic acid/triethylamine as a mild hydrogen source.

Graphical abstract: Asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of seven membered tricyclic ketones: N-substituted dibenzo[b,e]azepine-6,11-dione driven by nonclassical CH/O interactions
Research Article

Tandem oxidative radical brominative addition of activated alkynes and spirocyclization: switchable synthesis of 3-bromocoumarins and 3-bromo spiro-[4,5] trienone

A K2S2O8-mediated tandem radical brominative addition of alkynoates, oxidative spiro-cyclization, and 1,2-migration of esters is reported for the synthesis of 3-bromocoumarins with high efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Tandem oxidative radical brominative addition of activated alkynes and spirocyclization: switchable synthesis of 3-bromocoumarins and 3-bromo spiro-[4,5] trienone
Research Article

Efficient synthesis of 2-acylquinolines based on an aza-vinylogous Povarov reaction

Povarov-type chemistry gives ready access to 2-acylquinolines.

Graphical abstract: Efficient synthesis of 2-acylquinolines based on an aza-vinylogous Povarov reaction
Research Article

Synthesis of fused isoquinolines via gold-catalyzed tandem alkyne amination/intramolecular O–H insertion

A novel gold-catalyzed tandem alkyne amination/intramolecular O–H insertion has been developed. A variety of [1,4]oxazino[3,2-c]isoquinolines are readily accessed under mild reaction conditions by utilizing this strategy, thereby providing an efficient and practical route for the construction of synthetically useful fused isoquinolines.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of fused isoquinolines via gold-catalyzed tandem alkyne amination/intramolecular O–H insertion
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We are delighted to present this collection of articles dedicated to Professor Barry Trost (Stanford University) to celebrate his 75th birthday. This themed collection is guest edited by Bernhard Breit from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

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