Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis

Cover image for Vol. 357 Issue 16‐17

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

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 2/72 (Chemistry Applied); 6/58 (Chemistry Organic)

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_16-17/2015Cover Picture: On-Column Reaction Set-Up for High-Throughput Screenings and Mechanistic Investigations (Adv. Synth. Catal. 16-17/2015)

The front cover picture, provided by Oliver Trapp and co-workers, highlights a versatile screening platform to perform high-throughput kinetic investigations of catalysts as well as a straightforward approach to investigate kinetic isotope effects, applicable to a wide range of reactions. To illustrate the high potential of this approach, results of the investigation of the asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of methyl benzoylformiate with Cu(II) bis(oxazoline) and Hantzsch ester are presented. Details can be found in the full paper on pages 3513–3520 (S. Stockinger, J. Troendlin, F. Rominger, O. Trapp, Adv. Synth. Catal.­ 2015, 357, 3513–3520; DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201500311).

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357_16-17i/2015Inside Cover: Hydrogen Self-Sufficient Arene Reduction to Cyclohexane Derivatives Using a Combination of Platinum on Carbon and 2-Propanol (Adv. Synth. Catal. 16-17/2015)

The inside front cover picture, provided by Yoshinari Sawama, Hironao Sajiki and co-workers, illustrates the platinum on carbon-catalyzed arene reduction using 2-propanol as a hydrogen source to give cyclohexane derivatives. The reduction smoothly proceeds in water by in situ-generated hydrogen, based on the platinum on carbon-catalyzed dehydrogenation of 2-propanol into acetone. The present arene reduction without the addition of flamable hydrogen gas is a safe and mild methodology. Details can be found in the update on pages 3667–3670 (Y. Sawama, M. Mori, T. Yamada, Y. Monguchi, and H. Sajiki, Adv. Synth. Catal.­ 2015, 357, 3667–3670; DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201500263).

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357_16-17c/2015Inside Back Cover: Versatile (Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)rhodium-2,2'-Bipyridine (Cp*Rh-bpy) Catalyst for Transfer Hydrogenation of N-Heterocycles in Water (Adv. Synth. Catal. 16-17/2015)

The inside back cover picture, provided by Lijin Xu and co-workers, illustrates a new and efficient catalytic system consisting of [Cp*RhCl2]2 and 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) for transfer hydrogenation of a variety of quinoxalines, quinoxalinones, quinolines and indoles in aqueous solution with formate as the hydrogen source. The aqueous phase reduction is found to be highly pH-dependent and acidic pH values are needed for optimal reduction. The new protocol is environmentally friendly and easy to conduct under mild conditions. Details can be found in the full paper on pages 3529–3537 (L. Zhang, R. Qiu, X. Xue, Y. Pan, C. Xu, H. Li, and L. Xu, Adv. Synth. Catal.­ 2015, 357, 3529–3537; DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201500491).

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357_16-17b/2015Back Cover: Cobalt-Catalyzed Electrophilic Cyanation of Arylzinc Halides with N-Cyano-N-phenyl-p-methylbenzenesulfonamide (NCTS) (Adv. Synth. Catal. 16-17/2015)

The back cover picture, provided by Corinne Gosmini and co-workers, illustrates a cobalt-catalyzed electrophilic cyanation of arylzinc species with N-cyano-N-phenyl-p-methylbenzenesulfonamide (NCTS). The same cobalt catalyst promoted both the synthesis of the organozinc species and the cross-coupling reaction. The products, bearing various functional groups, were obtained in moderate to high yields. Details can be found in the communication on pages 3419–3423 (Y. Cai, X. Qian, A. Rérat, A. Auffrant, C. Gosmini, Adv. Synth. Catal.­ 2015, 357, 3419–3423; DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201500245).

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