Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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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

50_02b/2011Backside Cover: Remote Supramolecular Control of Catalyst Selectivity in the Hydroformylation of Alkenes (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2/2011)

The precise control of selectivity is one of the most challenging issues in transition-metal catalysis. As reported in their Communication on page 396 ff., J. N. H. Reek and co-workers have applied a supramolecular design strategy to preorganize alkene substrates for selective rhodium-catalyzed hydroformylation reactions. A catalyst equipped with an anion-binding pocket interacts with alkenes that contain anionic functionalities to exert high control over the regioselectivity of the transformation.

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