Alba Díaz-Rodríguez, Lía Martínez-Montero, Iván Lavandera, Vicente Gotor and Vicente Gotor-Fernández
The inside cover picture, provided by Dbaz-Rodrbguez et al., illustrates the oxidization of alcohols, diols or amino alcohols in buffer solution under aerobic conditions using the laccase from Trametes versicolor together with 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinoxyl radical (TEMPO). This practical and efficient methodology promotes the chemoselective oxidation of hydroxy or amino groups, leading to aldehydes, lactones, hemiaminals or lactams in good yields. Addition of methyl tert-butyl ether allows the TEMPO loading to be reduced, also enhancing the solubility of hydrophobic compounds. Details of this work can be found in the Update on pages 2321–2329 (A. Dbaz-Rodrbguez, L. Martbnez-Montero, I. Lavandera, V. Gotor, V. Gotor- Fernndez, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 2321–2329; DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201400260).