Chemistry – An Asian Journal
Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor: Theresa Kueckmann; Chairman of the Editorial Board: Ryoji Noyori
Impact Factor: 3.935
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 32/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)
Online ISSN: 1861-471X
Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemNanoMat, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, The Chemical Record
The following papers are very important in the opinion of two referees.
Direct and Short Construction of the ACDE Ring System of Daphenylline
Dr. Wei Wang, Guo-Ping Li, Shao-Feng Wang, Dr. Zi-Fa Shi and Prof. Xiao-Ping Cao
Ring ring, ACDE: A direct and short construction of the ACDE ring system of daphenylline has been accomplished from the known 3-(2-bromophenyl)propanal in 10 steps and 17 % overall yield. The synthesis features an iron(III)-catalyzed aza-Cope-Mannich reaction, a self-terminating 6-exo-trig aryl radical-alkene cyclization, and an intramolecular Friedel–Crafts acylation.