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Abstracts of articles in the field of organic synthesis,
published in the most highly regarded organic chemistry journals


From July, 6th to August 3rd, we publish 5 updates per week instead of 10, due to a current heat wave. Meanwhile, please check out the new descriptions of total syntheses too!

Palladium-Catalyzed Benzylation of Arylboronic Acids with N,N-Ditosylbenzylamines
S. Yoon, M. C. Hong, H. Rhee, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 4206-4207.

One-Pot Synthesis of Isocyanides from Alcohols
I. Okada, Y. Kitano, Synthesis, 2011, 3997-4002.

Intramolecular Hydroamination of Unactivated Alkenes with Secondary Alkyl- and Arylamines Employing [Ir(COD)Cl]2 as a Catalyst Precursor
K. D. Hesp, M. Stradiotto, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 1449-1452.

Rhodium-Catalyzed Oxygenative [2 + 2] Cycloaddition of Terminal Alkynes and Imines for the Synthesis of β-Lactams
I. Kim, S. W. Roh, D. G. Lee, C. Lee, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 2482-2485.

Catalytic Oxidative Cleavage of 1,3-Diketones to Carboxylic Acids by Aerobic Photooxidation with Iodine
N. Tada, M. Shomura, L. Cui, T. Nobuta, T. Miura, A. Itoh, Synlett, 2011, 2896-2900.

Poly(N,N'-dichloro-N-ethylbenzene-1,3-disulfonamide) and N,N,N',N'-Tetrachlorobenzene-1,3-disulfonamide as Novel Reagents for the Synthesis of N-Chloroamines, Nitriles and Aldehydes
R. Ghorbani-Vaghei, H. Veisi, Synthesis, 2009, 945-950.

CuBr-Promoted Formal Hydroacylation of 1-Alkynes with Glyoxal Derivatives: An Unexpected Synthesis of 1,2-Dicarbonyl-3-enes
S. Chen, Y. Li, H. Zhao, B. Li, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 4137-4141.

General Approach to Allenes through Copper-Catalyzed γ-Selective and Stereospecific Coupling between Propargylic Phosphates and Alkylboranes
H. Ohmiya, U. Yokobori, Y. Makida, M. Sawmura, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 6312-6315.

Microwave-Assisted Cu-Catalyzed Protodecarboxylation of Aromatic Carboxylic Acids
L. J. Goossen, F. Manjolinho, B. A. Khan, N. Rodríguez, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 2620-2623.

Ligand-Free Copper(I) Oxide Nanoparticle Catalyzed Three-Component­Synthesis of 2H-Indazole Derivatives from 2-Halobenzaldehydes, Amines and Sodium Azide in Polyethylene Glycol as a Green Solvent
H. Sharghi, M. Aberi, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1111-1115.

Phase Separation As a Strategy Toward Controlling Dilution Effects in Macrocyclic Glaser-Hay Couplings
A.-C. Bédard, S. K. Collins, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 19976-19981.

Solid-State Synthesis of β-Enamino Ketones from Solid 1,3-Dicarbonyl Compounds and Ammonium Salts or Amines
S.-L. Xu, C.-P. Li, J.-H. Li, Synlett, 2009, 818-822.

Novel Method of Tetramic Acid Synthesis: Silver-Catalyzed Carbon Dioxide Incorporation into Propargylic Amine and Intramolecular Rearrangement
T. Ishida, R. Kobayashi, T. Yamada, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 2430-2433.

Ni(COD)2/PCy3 Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Aryl and Heteroaryl Neopentylglycolboronates with Aryl and Heteroaryl Mesylates and Sulfamates in THF at Room Temperature
P. Leowanawat, N. Zhang, A.-M. Remerita, B. M. Rosen, V. Percec, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 9946-9955.

Stereoselective DABCO-Catalyzed Synthesis of (E)-α-Ethynyl-α,β-Unsaturated Esters from Allenyl Acetates
Y. Choe, P. H. Lee, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 1445-1448.

Gold-Catalyzed Oxidative Reactions of Propargylic Carbonates Involving 1,2-Carbonate Migration: Stereoselective Synthesis of Functionalized Alkenes
N. Sun, M. Chen, Y. Liu, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 4055-4067.

A Divergent and Selective Synthesis of Isomeric Benzoxazoles from a Single N-Cl Imine
C.-y Chen, T. Andreani, H. Li, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 6300-6303.

An Improved Bouveault-Blanc Ester Reduction with Stabilized Alkali Metals
B. S. Bodnar, P. F. Vogt, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 2598-2600.

Direct β-Alkylation of Aldehydes via Photoredox Organocatalysis
J. A. Terrett, M. D. Clift, D. W. C. MacMillan, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 6858-6861.

A Powerful Palladium-Catalyzed Multicomponent Process for the Preparation of Oxazolines and Benzoxazoles
P. J. Boissarie, Z. E. Hamilton, S. Lang, J. A. Murphy, C. J. Suckling, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 6184-6187.

Dual Stereoselectivity in the Dialkylzinc Reaction Using (-)-β-Pinene Derived Amino Alcohol Chiral Auxiliaries
C. M. Binder, A. Bautista, M. Zaidlewicz, M. P. Krzemiski, A. Oliver, B. Singaram, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 2337-2343.

The Practical Preparation of Chiral N-Sulfonyl Oxaziridines via Catalytic Asymmetric Payne Oxidation
R. Tsutsumi, S. Kim, D. Uraguchi, T. Ooi, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 871-878.

Application of a C2-Symmetric Copper Carbenoid in the Enantioselective Hydrosilylation of Dialkyl and Aryl-Alkyl Ketones
A. Albright, R. E. Gawley, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 19680-19683.

A Direct Phosphine-Mediated Synthesis of Pyrroles from Acid Chlorides and α,β-Unsaturated Imines
Y. Lu, B. A. Arndtsen, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 1369-1372.

Efficient and Fast Method for the Preparation of Diaryl Ketones at Room Temperature
A. R. Hajipour, R. Pourkaveh, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1101-1105.

High-Yielding Oxidation of β-Hydroxyketones to β-Diketones Using o-Iodoxybenzoic Acid
S. L. Bartlett, C. M. Beaudry, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 9852-9855.

Direct Asymmetric Benzoyloxylation of Aldehydes Catalyzed by 2-Tritylpyrrolidine
T. Kano, H. Mii, K. Maruoka, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 3450-3451.

Pd-Catalyzed Oxidative Annulation of Hydrazides with Isocyanides: Synthesis of 2-Amino-1,3,4-oxadiazoles
T. Fang, Q. Tan, Z. Ding, B. Liu, B. Xu, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 2342-2345.

Gaining Absolute Control of the Regiochemistry in the Cobalt-Catalyzed 1,4-Hydrovinylation Reaction
M. Arndt, M. Dindaroğlu, H.-G. Schmalz, G. Hilt, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 6184-6187.

Facile Procedure for the Synthesis of N-Aryl-N-hydroxy Carbamates
A. Porzelle, M. D. Woodrow, N. C. O. Tomkinson, Synlett, 2009, 798-802.