Inside Cover: Palladium(II)/Polyoxometalate-Catalyzed Direct Alkenylation of Benzofurans under Atmospheric Dioxygen (ChemCatChem 6/2014)

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  • Prof. Dr. Qiufeng Huang,

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    1. College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Fujian Normal University, 350007 Fuzhou (P.R. China)
    2. Key Laboratory of Coal to Ethylene Glycol and Its Related-Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 350002 Fuzhou (P.R. China)
    • College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Fujian Normal University, 350007 Fuzhou (P.R. China)===

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  • Shaojia Ke,

    1. College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Fujian Normal University, 350007 Fuzhou (P.R. China)
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  • Lin Qiu,

    1. College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Fujian Normal University, 350007 Fuzhou (P.R. China)
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  • Xiaofeng Zhang,

    1. College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Fujian Normal University, 350007 Fuzhou (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Shen Lin

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    1. College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Fujian Normal University, 350007 Fuzhou (P.R. China)
    2. Fujian Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials, 350007 Fuzhou (P.R. China)
    • College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Fujian Normal University, 350007 Fuzhou (P.R. China)===

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Abstract

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Shake your POM POMs! The cover picture shows that palladium acetate combined with 11-molybdovanadophosphoric acid can promote C[BOND]H olefination of benzofurans under an atmosphere of dioxygen. In their Communication on p. 1531 ff., Q. Huang et al. present that a polyoxometalate (POM) can act as a relay species in the direct C[BOND]H alkenylation of benzofurans, in which dioxygen serves as the terminal oxidant. Functional groups such as ethoxy, cyano, chloro, bromo, and ester are tolerated under the reaction conditions and N-acetylglycine appears to be an effective additive for this reaction; a sporting contribution! On that note, we wish all football teams and supporters of the FIFA World Cup Brazil a great tournament!

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