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Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemMedChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemPlusChem, ChemSusChem, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, European Journal of Organic Chemistry
Recently Published Articles
- Polyfluorides and Neat Fluorine as Host Material in Matrix-Isolation Experiments
Dipl.-Chem. Felix Brosi, Thomas Vent-Schmidt, Stefanie Kieninger, Dr. Tobias Schlöder, Dr. Helmut Beckers and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Riedel
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201502849
Matrices to new polyfluorides: The use of neat fluorine in matrix isolation is reported, as well as the formation of polyfluoride monoanions under cryogenic conditions. Fluorides of chromium (CrF5), palladium (PdF2), gold (AuF5), and praseodymium (PrF4) were investigated. The formation of [F5]− was obtained by IR-laser ablation of platinum in the presence of fluorine (see figure).
- Facile Synthesis of Trisubstituted Carbazoles by Acid-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Annulation of 2-Amidodihydrofurans with Indoles
Jingjing Zhao, Pan Li, Prof. Dr. Chungu Xia and Prof. Dr. Fuwei Li
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503260
Chemo-regioselective! A mild and convenient synthesis of carbazoles by TfOTMS-catalyzed ring-opening annulation of 2-amidodihydrofurans is presented with a high degree of chemoselectivity and regioselectivity (see scheme; TfOTMS = trimethylsilyl trifluoromethanesulfonate). Moreover, the procedure could easily be scaled up to gram-scale synthesis. The reaction could involve an iminonium intermediate through a series of CO, CN bond cleavages, CC bond formations, and a 1,2-migration process.
- Total Synthesis of Codeine
Qilin Li and Prof. Dr. Hongbin Zhang
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503594
Milk of the poppy: This paper reports a new strategy towards the synthesis of codeine and morphine, which features a cascade cyclization to construct the dihydrofuran ring and an intramolecular palladium-catalyzed CH olefination of unactivated aliphatic alkene to install the morphinan ring system.
- Towards Organized Hybrid Nanomaterials at the Air/Water Interface Based on Liquid-Crystal/ZnO Nanocrystals
Dr. Jan Paczesny, Małgorzata Wolska-Pietkiewicz, Ilona Binkiewicz, Zbigniew Wróbel, Monika Wadowska, Kinga Matuła, Igor Dzięcielewski, Dr. Damian Pociecha, Dr. Julita Smalc-Koziorowska, Prof. Janusz Lewiński and Prof. Robert Hołyst
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201502714
Creating order: An interdigitation process mediated by an anchored liquid-crystalline shell of ZnO nanocrystals leads to the formation of superlattices of these ZnO nanocrystals at the air/water interface (see figure). The ZnO-interdigitation process mediated by liquid crystals (termed ZIP-LC) mechanism is proposed to rationalize the observed intriguing behavior of the ZnO nanocrystals.
- User-Friendly Platinum Catalysts for Highly Stereoselective Hydrosilylation of Alkynes and Alkenes
Dr. Steve Dierick, Emilie Vercruysse, Guillaume Berthon-Gelloz and Prof. Dr. István E. Markó
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201502643
In situ-generated N-heterocyclic carbene bis-silyl platinum complexes are revealed as exceptional and general catalysts for the hydrosilylation of unsaturated carbon–carbon bonds in silylated alkynes, terminal acetylenes, and olefins. IPr=1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene.