Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 44

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

51_29b/2012Back Cover: Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed C-H Activation of Arenes Using a Versatile and Removable Triazene Directing Group (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 29/2012)

C-H activation/functionalization is one of the most effective ways to assemble complex organic scaffolds. A vital limitation is the need for a directing group that remains in the product architecture and restricts structural diversity. In their Communication on page 7242 ff., Y. Huang et al. describe a triazine directing group for Csp2-H activation/functionalization. This group exhibits substantial post-functionalization synthetic versatility, thus allowing for a range of further transformations.

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