Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis

Cover image for Vol. 357 Issue 9

Editor: Joe P. Richmond, Chairman of the Editorial Board: Ryoji Noyori

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Online ISSN: 1615-4169

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, European Journal of Organic Chemistry

357_09/2015Cover Picture: Mechanistic Insights into Enantioselective C-H Photooxygenation of Aldehydes via Enamine Catalysis (Adv. Synth. Catal. 9/2015)

The front cover picture, provided by Dorota Gryko and co-workers, illustrates an organocatalytic C-H photooxygenation of aldehydes at the α-position. The reaction proceeds via enamine catalysis, although enamines should be easily oxidized by 1O2 to amides and carbonyl compounds. Depending on a catalyst used, (S)- or (R)-enantioselectivity can be observed. The (S)-enantiomer predominates in imidazolidinone-catalyzed reactions, while prolinamides assure the formation of the (R)-enantiomer. Details can be found in the full paper on pages 2061–2070 (D. J. Walaszek, K. Rybicka-Jasińska, S. Smoleń, M. Karczewski, D. Gryko, Adv. Synth. Catal.­ 2015, 357, 2061–2070; DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201500056).

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