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A simple method for direct C–H imidation is reported using a new perester-based self-immolating reagent and a base-metal catalyst. The succinimide products obtained can be easily deprotected in situ (if desired) to reveal the corresponding anilines directly. The scope of the reaction is broad, the conditions are extremely mild, and the reaction is tolerant of oxidizable and acid-labile...more
A procedure that enables high yielding access to phosphonic γ-(hydroxyalkyl)butenolides with excellent regio-, diastereo- and enantiocontrol is reported. The simultaneous construction of up to two adjacent quaternary stereogenic centers by a catalytic asymmetric vinylogous Mukaiyama aldol reaction unites biologically and medicinally relevant entities, namely α-hydroxy phosphonates and γ-(...more
N-Substituted phenoxazines and related aza analogs have been prepared from N-acetylated aryloxy anilides by transition-metal-free, base-catalyzed cyclization reactions. In the presence of a mixture of 10 mol % of N,N′-dimethylethylenediamine (DMEDA) and 2 equiv of K2CO3 in toluene at 135 °C the products are obtained in high yields.
Back to basics: A transition-metal-free method developed for the synthesis of indazoles involves an inexpensive catalytic system composed of a diamine and K2CO3. Various (Z)-2-bromoacetophenone tosylhydrazones were converted into indazoles at room temperature in excellent yields (see example; Ts=p-toluenesulfonyl). The yield was improved by photoisomerization with UV light when E/Z isomeric...more
Metal-catalysed transformations are a powerful tool in organic chemistry and the enormous progress, which has been made in the last few decades, was one more time honoured by the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2010. Many metal-containing compounds have been applied in carbon–carbon and carbon–heteroatom bond formations. However, not every component originally claimed as catalyst turned out to be the...more
Potassium hydroxide (KOH) in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) forms a superbasic medium that allows one to access cross-coupling products from reactions between aryl halides with various sulfur-, oxygen- and nitrogen-based nucleophiles under transition metal-free conditions.
Zn-mediated, Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions between heteroaromatic and alkyl halides can be done at room temperature in pure water using a commercially available Pd catalyst and PTS, a nanomicelle-forming amphiphile. Notably, zinc metal inserts selectively into a carbon sp3-halide bond, while palladium adds oxidatively to a carbon sp2-bond.
For the first time, chiral sulfoximine derivatives have been applied as asymmetric organocatalysts. In combination with a thiourea-type backbone the sulfonimidoyl moiety leads to organocatalysts showing good reactivity in the catalytic desymmetrization of a cyclic meso-anhydride and moderate enantioselectivity in the catalytic asymmetric Biginelli reaction. Straightforward synthetic routes provide...more
Single-molecule microscopy is a powerful tool for investigating various uptake mechanisms of cell-penetrating biomolecules. A particularly interesting class of potential transporter molecules are peptoids. Fluorescence labels for such experiments need to comply with several physical, chemical, and biological requirements. Herein, we report the synthesis and photophysical investigation of new...more