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Themed collection Most downloaded articles of 2017: Organic Chemistry

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A unified photoredox-catalysis strategy for C(sp3)–H hydroxylation and amidation using hypervalent iodine

We report a unified photoredox-catalysis strategy for both hydroxylation and amidation of tertiary and benzylic C–H bonds.

Graphical abstract: A unified photoredox-catalysis strategy for C(sp3)–H hydroxylation and amidation using hypervalent iodine
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Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling of amides and esters at room temperature: correlation with barriers to rotation around C–N and C–O bonds

We report the first general palladium-catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling of both common amides and aryl esters through the selective cleavage of the C–N and C–O bonds at ambient temperature.

Graphical abstract: Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling of amides and esters at room temperature: correlation with barriers to rotation around C–N and C–O bonds
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Pyridine sulfinates as general nucleophilic coupling partners in palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions with aryl halides

Pyridine sulfinates are stable and straightforward to prepare nucleophilic coupling partners for palladium catalyzed cross-coupling reactions with aryl and heteroaryl halides. The scope with respect to the halides coupling partner is considerable, and allows the preparation of a broad range of linked pyridines.

Graphical abstract: Pyridine sulfinates as general nucleophilic coupling partners in palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions with aryl halides
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Metal-free C–H alkylation of heteroarenes with alkyltrifluoroborates: a general protocol for 1°, 2° and 3° alkylation

A photoredox-catalyzed C–H functionalization of heteroarenes using a variety of primary, secondary, and tertiary alkyltrifluoroborates is reported.

Graphical abstract: Metal-free C–H alkylation of heteroarenes with alkyltrifluoroborates: a general protocol for 1°, 2° and 3° alkylation
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Mild, visible light-mediated decarboxylation of aryl carboxylic acids to access aryl radicals

Herein we present the first example of aryl radical formation via the visible light-mediated decarboxylation of aryl carboxylic acids using photoredox catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Mild, visible light-mediated decarboxylation of aryl carboxylic acids to access aryl radicals
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Copper(I)-catalyzed sulfonylative Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling

A sulfonylative variant of a “classic” cross-coupling, with a broad substrate scope. The electrophilic trapping of a sulfinate intermediate was also possible.

Graphical abstract: Copper(i)-catalyzed sulfonylative Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling
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A mild catalytic system for radical conjugate addition of nitrogen heterocycles

A catalytic redox system for the direct conjugate addition of pyridines and diazines to Michael acceptors has been developed.

Graphical abstract: A mild catalytic system for radical conjugate addition of nitrogen heterocycles
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Room temperature decarboxylative cyanation of carboxylic acids using photoredox catalysis and cyanobenziodoxolones: a divergent mechanism compared to alkynylation

Conversion of carboxylic acids to nitriles using photoredox catalysis and benziodoxolone reagents: divergent mechanism when compared to alkynylation!

Graphical abstract: Room temperature decarboxylative cyanation of carboxylic acids using photoredox catalysis and cyanobenziodoxolones: a divergent mechanism compared to alkynylation
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One-pot palladium-catalyzed synthesis of sulfonyl fluorides from aryl bromides

A mild, efficient synthesis of sulfonyl fluorides from aryl and heteroaryl bromides utilizing palladium catalysis is described.

Graphical abstract: One-pot palladium-catalyzed synthesis of sulfonyl fluorides from aryl bromides
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Identification of monodentate oxazoline as a ligand for copper-promoted ortho-C–H hydroxylation and amination

The use of a weakly coordinating monodentate directing group for copper-mediated ortho-hydroxylation and amination reactions allows for the identification of an external oxazoline ligand as a promoter.

Graphical abstract: Identification of monodentate oxazoline as a ligand for copper-promoted ortho-C–H hydroxylation and amination
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We are delighted to present a collection showcasing some of the most downloaded Chemical Science articles of 2017. This provides an easy way to quickly access the most important papers published in Chemical Science this year. These articles highlight exciting and impactful research across a broad range of subject areas, consisting of analytical chemistry, chemical biology, catalysis, energy, inorganic chemistry, materials science, nanoscience, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. We hope you enjoy reading this collection!

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