Volume 94 Issue 44 | p. 13 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 7, 2016

Onward to simpler C–H functionalizations

Chemists develop a new class of copper catalyst for aromatic imidations and a simple selectivity rule to predict product outcome
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: JACS In C&EN, Organic SCENE
Keywords: catalysis, C–H activation, C–H functionalization, C–N bond formation, imidation, amination

Selective C–H activation and functionalization has emerged as an integral strategy for organic synthesis. Chemists have already developed an abundant set of methods, and many researchers are now turning to finding ways of simplifying those strategies. In one of the latest examples, a team led by Kenichiro Itami of Nagoya University and Djamaladdin G. Musaev of Emory University has used a . . .

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