Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 41

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

Cover Picture: Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions in Total Synthesis / Metathesis Reactions in Total Synthesis (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 29/2005)

44_29/2005A powerful combination of two synthetic methods has advanced the art of organic synthesis like few other reactions. In their Reviews on page 4442 ff. and 4490 ff. K. C. Nicolaou and co-workers illustrate how palladium-catalyzed cross-couplings and metathesis-based reactions, respectively, have blossomed into powerful tools for carbon–carbon bond formation in the total synthesis of natural products.

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Selective discrimination between closely related amines can be achieved by a molecular recognition process that generates a colorimetric “signature” for each compound. This method is described by K. S. Suslick and co-workers in their Communication on page 4528 ff.

Coordination Chemistryfor002

Dinuclear complexes with bridging {cyclo-EP2}-units are formed from a niobium phosphide anion and divalent Group 14 salts. C. C. Cummins and J. S. Figueroa describe the structures of these compounds in their Communication on page 4592 ff.

Asymmetric Catalysisfor003

In their Communication on page. 4611 ff. T. Hayashi et al. describe rhodium complexes with bidentate chiral phosphine–olefin ligands that are highly efficient catalysts for the enantioselective 1,4-addition of aryl boronic acids to maleimides.