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Deoxygenation reactions in organic synthesis catalyzed by dioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes

This review summarizes the recent advances in deoxygenation reactions of S–O, N–O and C–O bonds catalyzed by dioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes.

Graphical abstract: Deoxygenation reactions in organic synthesis catalyzed by dioxomolybdenum(vi) complexes
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Recent development in the synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocycles from β-aminovinyl esters/ketones as C=C-N donors

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Recent advances in the organocatalytic applications of cyclopropene- and cyclopropenium-based small molecules

A comprehensive discussion on the organocatalytic applications of cyclopropene-based small molecules such as cyclopropenium salts, cyclopropenimines, cyclopropenylidenes, and cyclopropenones in organic transformations is reported.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the organocatalytic applications of cyclopropene- and cyclopropenium-based small molecules
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Heteroleptic dirhodium(II,II) paddlewheel complexes as carbene transfer catalysts

This review highlights the applications of dirhodium(II,II) paddlewheel complexes with a heteroleptic scaffold.

Graphical abstract: Heteroleptic dirhodium(ii,ii) paddlewheel complexes as carbene transfer catalysts
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Recent advances in rhodium-catalyzed C(sp2)–H (hetero)arylation

Recent achievements in rhodium-catalyzed arylations through C(sp2)–H bond activation were summarized.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in rhodium-catalyzed C(sp2)–H (hetero)arylation
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Transition-metal-catalyzed C–H bond activation/functionalization and annulation of phthalazinones

Heteroatoms (O and N) on the phthalazinones are exploited for diverse functionalization with high regioselectivity by the intervention of transition-metal catalysts like Rh, Ru, Pd, & Ir and, thus augmenting its value.

Graphical abstract: Transition-metal-catalyzed C–H bond activation/functionalization and annulation of phthalazinones
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Modern methods for the synthesis of perfluoroalkylated aromatics

This review summarizes the most recent organometallic, photochemical and electrochemical methods for the synthesis of perfluoroalkylated aromatic scaffolds, a family of compounds that is omnipresent in modern commercial and research applications.

Graphical abstract: Modern methods for the synthesis of perfluoroalkylated aromatics
From the themed collection: Synthetic methodology in OBC
Review Article

Carbon dioxide based methodologies for the synthesis of fine chemicals

Rapid environmental changes triggered by the increase in the concentration of heat-absorbing gases such as CO2 in the atmosphere have become a major cause of concern.

Graphical abstract: Carbon dioxide based methodologies for the synthesis of fine chemicals
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Iminosugars as glycosyltransferase inhibitors

The review describes the syntheses and inhibition properties of pyrrolidine, piperidine, azepane, pyrrolizidine and indolizidine iminosugars, as well as iminosugar nucleotides and iminodi- and -oligosaccharides.

Graphical abstract: Iminosugars as glycosyltransferase inhibitors
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Open Access Review Article

Thioxanthone: a powerful photocatalyst for organic reactions

Thioxanthone is a powerful photocatalyst. In this review, its photophysical properties and its applications in photopolymerisation and in organic synthesis are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Thioxanthone: a powerful photocatalyst for organic reactions
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Review Article

Phosphorus containing porous organic polymers: synthetic techniques and applications in organic synthesis and catalysis

This review features the recent advancement made in phosphorus-containing POPs, highlighting different synthetic techniques for their preparation and application in organic synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorus containing porous organic polymers: synthetic techniques and applications in organic synthesis and catalysis
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Recent advances in nickel-catalyzed C–C and C–N bond formation via HA and ADC reactions

In this review article, recent advances in nickel-catalyzed hydrogen auto-transfer (HA) and acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling (ADC) reactions for the construction of C–C and C–N bonds have been discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in nickel-catalyzed C–C and C–N bond formation via HA and ADC reactions
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Recent advances in the copper-catalyzed aerobic Csp3–H oxidation strategy

This mini-review aims to cover the Cu-catalyzed aerobic benzylic and α-carbonyl Csp3–H oxidations and that of the carbon next to an amine group in the past five years.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the copper-catalyzed aerobic Csp3–H oxidation strategy
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Review Article

Metallaphotoredox catalysis with organic dyes

Here…comes the fun…Combination of metals and organic photocatalysts allows the practical invention of new methodologies!

Graphical abstract: Metallaphotoredox catalysis with organic dyes
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Open Access Review Article

α,β-Unsaturated acyl ammonium species as reactive intermediates in organocatalysis: an update

α,β-Unsaturated acyl ammonium species are versatile intermediates that have been applied in a variety of transformations including Michael additions, domino reactions and cycloadditions.

Graphical abstract: α,β-Unsaturated acyl ammonium species as reactive intermediates in organocatalysis: an update
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A comprehensive insight into aldehyde deformylation: mechanistic implications from biology and chemistry

Aldehyde deformylation is one of the useful reactions in biology and organic syntheses and this review provides mechanistic insights into the same.

Graphical abstract: A comprehensive insight into aldehyde deformylation: mechanistic implications from biology and chemistry
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Recent advances in Rh(III)/Ir(III)-catalyzed C–H functionalization/annulation via carbene migratory insertion

The review highlighted diverse annulations, including nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur heterocycles and carbocylizations via Rh(III)/Ir(III)-catalyzed C–H functionalization/annulation with various arene and carbene precursors.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in Rh(iii)/Ir(iii)-catalyzed C–H functionalization/annulation via carbene migratory insertion
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Review Article

Biocatalytic approaches for enantio and diastereoselective synthesis of chiral β-nitroalcohols

Chiral β-nitroalcohols are versatile synthetic intermediates for several pharmaceuticals, and bioactive molecules. This review describes the importance and various biocatalytic approaches for their enantio and diastereoselective synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Biocatalytic approaches for enantio and diastereoselective synthesis of chiral β-nitroalcohols
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Review Article

Recent advances in using 4DPAIPN in photocatalytic transformations

1,3-Dicyano-2,4,5,6-tetrakis(diphenylamino)-benzene has emerged as a powerful and attractive metal-free organophotocatalyst for organic transformation and is expected to contribute to a great extent toward the advancement and development of synthetic methodologies.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in using 4DPAIPN in photocatalytic transformations
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Review Article

Integrating abiotic chemical catalysis and enzymatic catalysis in living cells

We review hybrid systems of abiotic catalysis and enzymatic catalysis, which function in living cells. This research direction will stimulate multidisciplinary fields, including complex molecule synthesis, energy production, and life science.

Graphical abstract: Integrating abiotic chemical catalysis and enzymatic catalysis in living cells
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Recent developments in the synthesis and applications of chiral ferrocene ligands and organocatalysts in asymmetric catalysis

This review highlights recent advances in the synthesis and application of ferrocene-containing chiral ligands and organocatalysts in asymmetric catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in the synthesis and applications of chiral ferrocene ligands and organocatalysts in asymmetric catalysis
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Review Article

Transition metal catalyzed glycosylation reactions – an overview

An overview of transition metal catalyzed glycosylation reactions is presented and the main trends in reactivity are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal catalyzed glycosylation reactions – an overview
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Review Article

Copper-catalysed radical reactions of alkenes, alkynes and cyclopropanes with N–F reagents

The mild generation of nitrogen-centred radicals from N–F reagents using copper-based catalysts has become a convenient synthetic tool.

Graphical abstract: Copper-catalysed radical reactions of alkenes, alkynes and cyclopropanes with N–F reagents
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Review Article

Catalytic enantioselective synthesis using carbon dioxide as a C1 synthon

This review summarizes the advances in catalytic enantioselective reactions using CO2 as a C1 synthon, introduces strategies and discusses advantages and limitations, highlights the application, and outlines the synthetic opportunities.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic enantioselective synthesis using carbon dioxide as a C1 synthon
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Photo-induced 1,2-carbohalofunctionalization of C–C multiple bonds via ATRA pathway

Carbohalofunctionalization of C–C multiple bonds via atom transfer radical processes constitutes an efficient method for the construction of halogenated building blocks with complete atom economy. This review summarizes the recent advancements.

Graphical abstract: Photo-induced 1,2-carbohalofunctionalization of C–C multiple bonds via ATRA pathway
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Review Article

Organic synthesis of high added value molecules with MOF catalysts

Recent examples of organic synthesis of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals in confined spaces of MOFs are highlighted and compared with silica-based ordered porous solids, such as zeolites or mesoporous (organo)silica.

Graphical abstract: Organic synthesis of high added value molecules with MOF catalysts
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Review Article

Molecular crowding and RNA catalysis

Molecular crowding promotes RNA folding and catalysis and could have played vital roles in the evolution of primordial ribozymes and protocells.

Graphical abstract: Molecular crowding and RNA catalysis
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Review Article

Recent advances in catalytic enantioselective multicomponent reactions

Multicomponent reactions have demonstrated a remarkable impact on the synthesis of complex compounds, with high atom economy. In this review, the last decade contributions to enantioselective MCRs by focusing on catalytic approaches are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in catalytic enantioselective multicomponent reactions
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Review Article

Cobalt-catalyzed carbonylation of the C–H bond

Direct carbonylation of the C–H bond is a great tool for installing a carbonyl group in a wide variety of substrates.

Graphical abstract: Cobalt-catalyzed carbonylation of the C–H bond
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Review Article

Chiral disulfonimides: a versatile template for asymmetric catalysis

Chiral disulfonimides are a powerful class of organocatalysts that are amenable to an impressive scope of reaction types. This review provides a complete analysis of their synthesis, successful applications, mechanistic insights, and unmet challenges.

Graphical abstract: Chiral disulfonimides: a versatile template for asymmetric catalysis
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Review Article

Gold-catalyzed enantioselective functionalization of indoles

This review documents the potential of enantioselective gold catalysis for the functionalization of indoles.

Graphical abstract: Gold-catalyzed enantioselective functionalization of indoles
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Recent applications of thiourea-based organocatalysts in asymmetric multicomponent reactions (AMCRs)

This review describes the recent applications of thiourea-based organocatalysts in asymmetric multicomponent reactions.

Graphical abstract: Recent applications of thiourea-based organocatalysts in asymmetric multicomponent reactions (AMCRs)
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Review Article

Asymmetric copper-catalyzed conjugate additions of organometallic reagents in the syntheses of natural compounds and pharmaceuticals

Stereoselective copper-catalyzed conjugate additions of organometallic reagents serve as a versatile tool in the total syntheses of diverse natural compounds and pharmaceutical agents.

Graphical abstract: Asymmetric copper-catalyzed conjugate additions of organometallic reagents in the syntheses of natural compounds and pharmaceuticals
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Catalytic enantioselective decarboxylative nucleophilic addition reactions using chiral organocatalysts

Catalytic decarboxylative reactions are attractive as biomimetic and environmentally friendly reaction processes. This review summarizes recent results for organocatalytic enantioselective decarboxylative reactions from October 2013 to December 2019.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic enantioselective decarboxylative nucleophilic addition reactions using chiral organocatalysts
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Tandem transformations and multicomponent reactions utilizing alcohols following dehydrogenation strategy

In this review, the progress of tandem transformation of nitro, nitrile and azide functionalities is summarised to develop new C–C and C–N bonds as well as multi-component reactions using alcohols.

Graphical abstract: Tandem transformations and multicomponent reactions utilizing alcohols following dehydrogenation strategy
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Open Access Review Article

Catalytic strategies towards 1,3-polyol synthesis by enantioselective cascades creating multiple alcohol functions

This review highlights the different enantioselective catalyst-controlled cascades creating multiple alcohol functions and ensuring through subsequent simple derivatization, the rapid preparation of extended 1,3-polyols.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic strategies towards 1,3-polyol synthesis by enantioselective cascades creating multiple alcohol functions
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Open Access Review Article

Recent trends in catalytic sp3 C–H functionalization of heterocycles

In this mini-review, we attempt to highlight gaps in existing techniques for sp3 C–H activation adjacent to heterocycles.

Graphical abstract: Recent trends in catalytic sp3 C–H functionalization of heterocycles
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Recent applications of chiral phosphoric acids in palladium catalysis

A variety of catalytic asymmetric reactions have been realized during the past decade through the combined action of palladium and chiral phosphoric acids (CPAs). This review surveys key examples and examines the underlying mechanisms of stereoinduction.

Graphical abstract: Recent applications of chiral phosphoric acids in palladium catalysis
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Review Article

Recent advances in cobalt-catalysed C–H functionalizations

Ready availability, low cost and low toxicity of cobalt salts have redirected the attention of researchers away from noble metals, such as Pd, Rh, and Ir, towards Co in the field of C–H functionalisation.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in cobalt-catalysed C–H functionalizations
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Review Article

Recent advances in modified TiO2 for photo-induced organic synthesis

The recent advancements of modified TiO2 materials as photocatalysts for organic synthesis are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in modified TiO2 for photo-induced organic synthesis
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Review Article

Catalytic enantioselective cross dehydrogenative coupling of sp3 C–H of heterocycles

The recent developments in the asymmetric functionalization of heterocycles via the catalytic enantioselective cross dehydrogenative coupling reactions of heterocyclic sp3 C–H bonds are highlighted in this review.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic enantioselective cross dehydrogenative coupling of sp3 C–H of heterocycles
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Review Article

G-quadruplexes as versatile scaffolds for catalysis

This review summarizes the beginning, progress, and prospects of non-canonical DNA-based hybrid catalysts focusing on G-quadruplexes as versatile scaffolds for catalysis.

Graphical abstract: G-quadruplexes as versatile scaffolds for catalysis
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Review Article

Advances in asymmetric visible-light photocatalysis, 2015–2019

Asymmetric visible-light photocatalysis has recently drawn considerable attention of the scientific community owing to its unique activation modes and significance for the enantioselective green synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Advances in asymmetric visible-light photocatalysis, 2015–2019
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Review Article

Hetero-bimetallic cooperative catalysis for the synthesis of heteroarenes

Review covering the synthesis of 5- and 6-membered as well as condensed heteroarenes, focussing on the combinations in cooperative catalytic systems in strategies used to achieve selectivity and also highlights the mode of action for the cooperative catalysis leading to the synthesis of commercially and biologically relevant heteroarenes.

Graphical abstract: Hetero-bimetallic cooperative catalysis for the synthesis of heteroarenes
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Open Access Review Article

Combining enzymes and organometallic complexes: novel artificial metalloenzymes and hybrid systems for C–H activation chemistry

This review describes the advances in the design and application of novel artificial metalloenzymes in C–H activation reactions.

Graphical abstract: Combining enzymes and organometallic complexes: novel artificial metalloenzymes and hybrid systems for C–H activation chemistry
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Review Article

Reversal of enantioselectivity in chiral metal complex-catalyzed asymmetric reactions

The achievements of chiral metal complex-catalyzed enantiodivergent reactions during the period from 2008 to present were updated.

Graphical abstract: Reversal of enantioselectivity in chiral metal complex-catalyzed asymmetric reactions
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Review Article

Introduction to chemical warfare agents, relevant simulants and modern neutralisation methods

This short review presents the current main chemical warfare agents and their most relevant simulants, and the recent catalytic and selective methods for their soft neutralization, potentially usable in the future as an alternative to “heavy” methods for decontamination.

Graphical abstract: Introduction to chemical warfare agents, relevant simulants and modern neutralisation methods
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Review Article

Chiral palladium pincer complexes for asymmetric catalytic reactions

This review covers the methods for the preparation of chiral palladium(II) pincer complexes and their applications in asymmetric catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Chiral palladium pincer complexes for asymmetric catalytic reactions
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Review Article

Metal-catalysed reactions enabled by guanidine-type ligands

A review of metal–guanidine complexes, which are selective and powerful catalysts for organic transformations, asymmetric synthesis, and polymerisation.

Graphical abstract: Metal-catalysed reactions enabled by guanidine-type ligands
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Review Article

Recent advances in photocatalytic manipulations of Rose Bengal in organic synthesis

This review highlights the recent advances in photocatalytic manipulations of Rose Bengal in organic synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in photocatalytic manipulations of Rose Bengal in organic synthesis
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Review Article

Catalytic asymmetric cycloaddition reactions of enoldiazo compounds

Review of recent advances in asymmetric catalytic cycloaddition reactions of silyl-protected enoldiazo compounds.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic asymmetric cycloaddition reactions of enoldiazo compounds
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Review Article

The mechanistic duality of (thio)urea organocatalysts for ring-opening polymerization

Dual mechanisms for H-bond mediated ring-opening polymerization allow for precise control, high activity and new applications.

Graphical abstract: The mechanistic duality of (thio)urea organocatalysts for ring-opening polymerization
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Open Access Review Article

The roles of Lewis acidic additives in organotransition metal catalysis

We present recent advances in prominent organotransition metal-catalysed reactions in which Lewis acid cocatalysts are employed to increase catalyst activity or selectivity. The roles of Lewis acids are discussed.

Graphical abstract: The roles of Lewis acidic additives in organotransition metal catalysis
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Review Article

N-Alkyl amide synthesis via N-alkylation of amides with alcohols

The present review summarizes the recent development of N-alkylation of amides with alcohols according to the classification of catalysts.

Graphical abstract: N-Alkyl amide synthesis via N-alkylation of amides with alcohols
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Review Article

Beyond the traditional roles of Ag in catalysis: the transmetalating ability of organosilver(I) species in Pd-catalysed reactions

The role of silver salts in Pd-catalysed C–C bond forming transformations.

Graphical abstract: Beyond the traditional roles of Ag in catalysis: the transmetalating ability of organosilver(i) species in Pd-catalysed reactions
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Review Article

The challenge of using isopropylamine as an amine donor in transaminase catalysed reactions

Factors that affect the efficiency of amine transaminase catalyzed reactions using isopropylamine as an amine donor.

Graphical abstract: The challenge of using isopropylamine as an amine donor in transaminase catalysed reactions
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Review Article

Recent advances in transition metal-catalyzed C(sp2)–H nitration

This review updates advances of direct C(sp2)–H nitration for the synthesis of nitroaromatic compounds and the mechanisms during the past decade.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in transition metal-catalyzed C(sp2)–H nitration
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Review Article

Recent developments in photochemical reactions of diazo compounds

Chemistry of diazo compounds is dominated by transition metal catalysis but recently, photoinitiated reactions of diazo compounds have attracted a lot of attention. This mini-review describes recent discoveries on the reactivity of diazo compounds under light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in photochemical reactions of diazo compounds
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Review Article

The catalytic Mitsunobu reaction: a critical analysis of the current state-of-the-art

This Review article provides a summary and critical metrics-based analysis of recently developed catalytic Mitsunobu reactions.

Graphical abstract: The catalytic Mitsunobu reaction: a critical analysis of the current state-of-the-art
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Review Article

Indium(III) as π-acid catalyst for the electrophilic activation of carbon–carbon unsaturated systems

This review focuses on indium(III) as a π-acid for the activation of C–C unsaturated systems (alkynes, alkenes, and allenes) in organic synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Indium(iii) as π-acid catalyst for the electrophilic activation of carbon–carbon unsaturated systems
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Review Article

Dibenzofuran-4,6-bis(oxazoline) (DBFOX). A novel trans-chelating bis(oxazoline) ligand for asymmetric reactions

The trans-chelating bis(oxazoline) ligand (R,R)-4,6-dibenzofurandiyl-2,2′-bis(4-phenyloxazoline) [(R,R)-DBFOX/Ph] coordinates metal ions to give C2-symmetric complexes which effectively catalyze a variety of asymmetric reactions.

Graphical abstract: Dibenzofuran-4,6-bis(oxazoline) (DBFOX). A novel trans-chelating bis(oxazoline) ligand for asymmetric reactions
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Review Article

Asymmetric iodine catalysis-mediated enantioselective oxidative transformations

The implementation of chiral iodine catalysis has tremendously been developed in the field of asymmetric synthesis over the past decade.

Graphical abstract: Asymmetric iodine catalysis-mediated enantioselective oxidative transformations
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Review Article

Development and application of chiral spirocyclic phosphoric acids in asymmetric catalysis

This review describes the synthetic methods for the preparation of chiral spirocyclic phosphoric acids (SPAs), and their dynamically developing application for catalytic enantioselective transformations.

Graphical abstract: Development and application of chiral spirocyclic phosphoric acids in asymmetric catalysis
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Review Article

Halo-substituted benzenesulfonyls and benzenesulfinates: convenient sources of arenes in metal-catalyzed C–C bond formation reactions for the straightforward access to halo-substituted arenes

The use of halo-substituted ArSO2R as an aryl source in metal-catalyzed C–C bond formation reactions presents several advantages, as the reaction often proceeds without cleavage of the C–halo bonds.

Graphical abstract: Halo-substituted benzenesulfonyls and benzenesulfinates: convenient sources of arenes in metal-catalyzed C–C bond formation reactions for the straightforward access to halo-substituted arenes
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Review Article

Chiral proton-transfer shuttle catalysts for carbene insertion reactions

The development of chiral proton-transfer shuttles provides a totally new enantiocontrol strategy for transition metal-catalyzed asymmetric carbene insertion reactions.

Graphical abstract: Chiral proton-transfer shuttle catalysts for carbene insertion reactions
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Review Article

Recent advances in iodine mediated electrochemical oxidative cross-coupling

This review article gives an overview of the recent development of iodine mediated electrochemical oxidative coupling reactions.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in iodine mediated electrochemical oxidative cross-coupling
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Review Article

Catalytic asymmetric enamine protonation reaction

Recent advances in catalytic enantioselective enamine protonation for the synthesis of optically active carbonyl compounds are summarized in this review.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic asymmetric enamine protonation reaction
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Open Access Review Article

Enhanced structural diversity in terpenoid biosynthesis: enzymes, substrates and cofactors

Terpenoid structural diversity is enhanced by multiproduct enzymes. Biosynthesis can be altered by switch in substrates, cofactors and pH.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced structural diversity in terpenoid biosynthesis: enzymes, substrates and cofactors
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Open Access Communication

Glutathione peroxidase mimics based on conformationally-restricted, peri-like, 4,5-disubstituted fluorene dichalcogenides

The synthesis, structure and properties of 4,5-(bay)-substituted fluorene dichalcogenides and their oxides are investigated towards a new class of GPx mimic.

Graphical abstract: Glutathione peroxidase mimics based on conformationally-restricted, peri-like, 4,5-disubstituted fluorene dichalcogenides
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Communication

One-pot synthesis of tetrasubstituted 2-aminofurans via Au(I)-catalyzed cascade reaction of ynamides with propargylic alcohols

Hydroalkoxylation of ynamide with propargylic alcohol, Saucy–Marbet rearrangement, and cyclization of the resultant 3,4-dienamide sequentially proceeds in a one-pot reaction under highly mild conditions to give fully substituted 2-aminofurans.

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of tetrasubstituted 2-aminofurans via Au(i)-catalyzed cascade reaction of ynamides with propargylic alcohols
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