Trick, treat, or review? Just in time for Halloween 🎃 , we close out the month of October with two new review articles appearing online from the group. In the first article, which is in press in Tetrahedron, Mingyu and Juntao survey different strategies from the recent literature for generation and functionalization of C(alkenyl)–Pd intermediates in catalysis. These types of reactions constitute an increasingly versatile toolkit for accessing highly substituted alkenes in organic synthesis. This article is part of a special collection celebrating our colleague Prof. Dale Boger’s 2020 Tetrahedron Prize.
Click here for a link to the article in Tetrahedron: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040402021007985
The second review article appears in Chemical Review and offers a comprehensive overview of the area of metal-catalyzed, coordination-assisted C(sp3)–H activation reactions up to March 2020, when not-so-coincidentally the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown first started. It’s been a long journey since—over 100 pages and over 500 references—but we’re pleased to be able to share the fruits of our labor with the community. This review was written by Andrew and Camille in collaboration with Bin from Prof. Bing-Feng Shi’s group at Zhejiang University. Congrats to all of the authors of both articles!
Click here for a link to the article in Chemical Reviews: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00519https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00519