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Themed collection In Celebration of Max Malacria’s 65th Birthday

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Editorial

Editorial: Max Malacria 65th birthday special issue

Professor Max Malacria, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), is celebrating his 65th birthday this year, and this themed collection marks this exciting occasion.

Graphical abstract: Editorial: Max Malacria 65th birthday special issue
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Pyridine synthesis by [4 + 2] cycloadditions of 1-azadienes: hetero-Diels Alder and transition metal-catalysed approaches

Cycloaddition reactions are powerful tools in synthetic chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Pyridine synthesis by [4 + 2] cycloadditions of 1-azadienes: hetero-Diels Alder and transition metal-catalysed approaches
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Chopping unfunctionalized carbon–carbon bonds: a new paradigm for the synthesis of organonitriles

Chopping of carbon–carbon bonds was very recently shown to be an efficient new strategy for the synthesis of organonitriles, as developed in this Highlight.

Graphical abstract: Chopping unfunctionalized carbon–carbon bonds: a new paradigm for the synthesis of organonitriles
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Development of sustainable fluorous chemistry: the synthesis and characterization of fluorous ethers with nonafluoro-tert-butoxy groups

Nonafluoro-t-butyl propyl (1), allyl (2), and propargyl (3) ethers as well as bis(nonafluoro-t-butoxy) ethane (4), propane (5), and butane (6) were prepared by the reaction of sodium nonafluoro-t-butoxide (7) with the corresponding alkyl halides.

Graphical abstract: Development of sustainable fluorous chemistry: the synthesis and characterization of fluorous ethers with nonafluoro-tert-butoxy groups
Open Access Research Article

Function through bio-inspired, synthesis-informed design: step-economical syntheses of designed kinase inhibitors

We describe here step-economical, function-oriented strategies towards the syntheses of potent kinase inhibitors inspired by the natural product staurosporine.

Graphical abstract: Function through bio-inspired, synthesis-informed design: step-economical syntheses of designed kinase inhibitors
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Enantioselective allylic amination of MBH carbonates catalyzed by novel chiral 4-dialkylaminopyridine catalysts

The first example of the application of a chiral DMAP catalyst for allylic substitution of MBH carbonates.

Graphical abstract: Enantioselective allylic amination of MBH carbonates catalyzed by novel chiral 4-dialkylaminopyridine catalysts
Research Article

Addition of carbon nucleophiles to hemiaminals promoted by a Lewis acidic polyoxotungstate

Organic soluble TBA5K[α1Hf(H2O)4P2W17O61] (POM/Hf) catalyzes the addition of pronucleophiles (silylenolethers, diketones, ketoesters, allylsilane) to unactivated hemiaminals.

Graphical abstract: Addition of carbon nucleophiles to hemiaminals promoted by a Lewis acidic polyoxotungstate
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Reductive decyanation of malononitriles and cyanoacetates using photoactivated neutral organic super-electron-donors

A metal-free reductive procedure for decyanation of malononitriles and cyanoacetates, using photoactivated organic electron donors, is described.

Graphical abstract: Reductive decyanation of malononitriles and cyanoacetates using photoactivated neutral organic super-electron-donors
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Synthesis of 1,4-benzodiazepinones and 1,4-benzoxazepinones via palladium-catalyzed amino and oxyacetoxylation

Palladium-catalyzed amino and oxyacetoxylation have been developed to furnish 1,4-benzodiazepinones and 1,4-benzoxazepinones through the diheterofunctionalization of alkenes.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of 1,4-benzodiazepinones and 1,4-benzoxazepinones via palladium-catalyzed amino and oxyacetoxylation
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Enantioselective Pd-catalyzed tandem allylic alkylation reaction using monodentate phosphoramidite ligands for the formal total synthesis of huperzine A

Enantioselective synthesis of a key intermediate to (−)-huperzine A by Pd-catalyzed tandem allylic alkylation using a novel monodentate phosphoramidite ligand.

Graphical abstract: Enantioselective Pd-catalyzed tandem allylic alkylation reaction using monodentate phosphoramidite ligands for the formal total synthesis of huperzine A
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Glycosylation with N-acetyl glycosamine donors using catalytic iron(III) triflate: from microwave batch chemistry to a scalable continuous-flow process

Efficient glycosylation reactions of peracetylated β-D-N-acetyl glycosamines are described using catalytic iron(III) triflate under microwave conditions or in a continuous flow process.

Graphical abstract: Glycosylation with N-acetyl glycosamine donors using catalytic iron(iii) triflate: from microwave batch chemistry to a scalable continuous-flow process
Open Access Research Article

Near-infrared absorbing heterocyclic quinoid donors for organic solar cell devices

Near-infrared absorbing heterocyclic quinoid molecules have been developed as donor materials for organic photovoltaic devices.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared absorbing heterocyclic quinoid donors for organic solar cell devices
Research Article

Enyne [4 + 4] photocycloaddition with polycyclic aromatics

Polycyclic aromatics undergo [4 + 4] photocycloaddition to give tricyclic polyene products.

Graphical abstract: Enyne [4 + 4] photocycloaddition with polycyclic aromatics
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N-heterocyclic carbene catalysed oxidative esterification of aliphatic aldehydes

Aliphatic aldehydes are readily transformed to the corresponding esters by oxidative carbene catalysis.

Graphical abstract: N-heterocyclic carbene catalysed oxidative esterification of aliphatic aldehydes
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Stereocontrolled synthesis of propionate motifs from L-lactic and L-alanine aldehydes. A DFT study of the hydrogen transfer under endocyclic control

A sequence of Mukaiyama aldol and radical hydrogen transfer reactions was applied to α-alkoxy and α-aminoaldehydes for the synthesis of propionate motifs and subunits thereof.

Graphical abstract: Stereocontrolled synthesis of propionate motifs from l-lactic and l-alanine aldehydes. A DFT study of the hydrogen transfer under endocyclic control
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Stereospecific synthesis of highly functionalized benzo[3.1.0]bicycloalkanes via multistep cascade reactions

A facile approach for the synthesis of benzo[3.1.0]bicycloalkanes via alkylation/cyclopropanation cascade reactions of benzyl bromide with triphenylphosphonium bromide.

Graphical abstract: Stereospecific synthesis of highly functionalized benzo[3.1.0]bicycloalkanes via multistep cascade reactions
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Bi(OTf)3-catalysed synthesis of substituted indanes by a double hydroarylation of unactivated 1,3-dienes

A straightforward synthesis of indane derivatives by sequential hydroarylation of 1,3-dienes catalysed by bismuth(III) triflate is presented.

Graphical abstract: Bi(OTf)3-catalysed synthesis of substituted indanes by a double hydroarylation of unactivated 1,3-dienes
Research Article

Radical vinylation of dioxolanes and N-acylpyrrolidines using vinyl bromides

Radical vinylation of 1,3-dioxolanes and N-acylpyrrolidines using vinyl bromides with an electron-withdrawing substituent proceeded well to give the vinylated products.

Graphical abstract: Radical vinylation of dioxolanes and N-acylpyrrolidines using vinyl bromides
Open Access Research Article

Intermolecular reactions of gold(I)-carbenes with furans by related mechanisms

The intermolecular gold(I)-catalyzed reactions of propargyl carboxylates, 1,6-enynes, or 7-substituted 1,3,5-cycloheptatrienes with furans afford cyclopentenones, polyenes or polycyclic compounds by related mechanisms initiated by the electrophilic addition of gold(I) carbenes to furans followed by ring-opening.

Graphical abstract: Intermolecular reactions of gold(i)-carbenes with furans by related mechanisms
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Metal-free aerobic C–H oxidation of cyclic enones

A metal-free procedure is described for the aerobic and complete C–H methylene oxidation of Hajos–Parrish enones to versatile dihydroindenediones.

Graphical abstract: Metal-free aerobic C–H oxidation of cyclic enones
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Cyclodextrin-adamantane conjugates, self-inclusion and aggregation versus supramolecular polymer formation

β-Cyclodextrin conjugated to adamantane forms self-inclusion complexes instead of supramolecular polymers.

Graphical abstract: Cyclodextrin-adamantane conjugates, self-inclusion and aggregation versus supramolecular polymer formation
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A problem solving approach for the diastereoselective synthesis of (5′S)- and (5′R)-5′,8-cyclopurine lesions

A high-yielding approach for the diastereoselective syntheses of the four (5′S)- and (5′R)-5′,8-cyclopurine lesions and their phosphoramidites has been developed.

Graphical abstract: A problem solving approach for the diastereoselective synthesis of (5′S)- and (5′R)-5′,8-cyclopurine lesions
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The kinetics of alkyl radical ring closures at selenium: formation of selenane

Intramolecular homolytic substitution reactions of 5-(alkylseleno)pentyl radicals 4 have been investigated by competition kinetics as well as computational techniques.

Graphical abstract: The kinetics of alkyl radical ring closures at selenium: formation of selenane
Research Article

Polythiophene synthesis via halogen dance

Polymerization of thiophene with a Ni(II) catalyst through halogen dance leads to a new class of polythiophenes.

Graphical abstract: Polythiophene synthesis via halogen dance
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Cationic gold(I)-catalyzed enantioselective hydroalkylation of unactivated alkenes: influence of the chloride scavenger on the stereoselectivity

Ligand (L*), chloride scavenger (M), and counterion (Y) effects have been studied in unprecedented asymmetric gold-catalyzed hydroalkylation of unactivated alkenes.

Graphical abstract: Cationic gold(i)-catalyzed enantioselective hydroalkylation of unactivated alkenes: influence of the chloride scavenger on the stereoselectivity
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Iridium(III) dipyridylamine complexes: synthesis, characterization and catalytic activities in photoredox reactions

After investigation of their photophysical properties, the catalytic activities of various cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes bearing a dipyridylamine as the N^N ligand have been evaluated in a model photoredox reaction.

Graphical abstract: Iridium(iii) dipyridylamine complexes: synthesis, characterization and catalytic activities in photoredox reactions
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Visible-light photocatalytic oxidation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds and carbon–carbon bond formation

Visible-light photocatalytic oxidation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds using Ru(bpy)3Cl2, molecular oxygen and triphenylcarbenium, has been developed for carbon–carbon bond formation giving access to dimerization, allylation and polycyclization products.

Graphical abstract: Visible-light photocatalytic oxidation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds and carbon–carbon bond formation
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Synthesis and characterization of spin-labelled [2]rotaxanes containing tetrathiafulvalene and 1,5-dioxynaphthalene molecular stations

The synthesis and characterization of [2]rotaxanes containing ESR active nitroxide labels as stoppers and tetrathiafulvalene or 1,5-dioxynaphthalene units as molecular stations are reported.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of spin-labelled [2]rotaxanes containing tetrathiafulvalene and 1,5-dioxynaphthalene molecular stations
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Ru(II)-catalyzed rearrangement of the allenic sulfide bearing propargyl moiety: efficient formation of benzene derivatives

[RuCl2(p-cymene)]2 efficiently catalyzes the rearrangement of allenic sulfides bearing the propargyl moiety to afford 1,2,4-trisubstituted benzene derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Ru(ii)-catalyzed rearrangement of the allenic sulfide bearing propargyl moiety: efficient formation of benzene derivatives
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Copper-mediated efficient three-component synthesis of 1,2,4-triazoles from amines and nitriles

An efficient copper-mediated three-component reaction of one molecule of amine and two molecules of nitriles affording fully substituted 1,2,4-triazoles has been developed.

Graphical abstract: Copper-mediated efficient three-component synthesis of 1,2,4-triazoles from amines and nitriles
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A convenient, economical and scalable multi-gram synthesis of 1-vinylcyclopropyl 4-methylbenzenesulfonate

The efficient and scalable synthesis of a valuable vinylcyclopropane (VCP) building block, which circumvents several problems encountered in previous syntheses, has been developed.

Graphical abstract: A convenient, economical and scalable multi-gram synthesis of 1-vinylcyclopropyl 4-methylbenzenesulfonate
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About this collection

We are delighted to present this collection of articles dedicated to Professor Max Malacria to celebrate his 65th birthday. This themed collection is guest edited by Louis Fensterbank and Corinne Aubert.

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