Tag Archives: catalysis

A direct method for carboformylation at last: the acid chloride does the job!

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Aldehydes occupy an important place within the landscape of fine chemicals, notably due to their extensive use in a wide variety of products such as detergents, fragrances, insecticides, etc. The most straightforward type of reactions to produce aldehydes in an atom-efficient manner and direct way lies in the carboformylation of unsaturated compound. Among them, hydroformylation […]

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Site-selective cross coupling by fine-tuning the supramolecular interaction (an article review)

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The demand for molecules of increasing complexity creates a strong need for new chemical tools. In particular, the synthesis of polyarene molecules bearing multiple substituents is challenging as no direct methods allow for the selectively introduction of non-identical substituents. In this respect, chemoselective reactions play a crucial role as they represent a straightforward method, suppressing […]

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Solved at last: Direct catalytic synthesis of chiral hydroxylamines from oximes (an article review)

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The increasing need for structural diversity in the design of bioactive molecules results in the steady appearance of new synthetic challenges. Consequently, the industry regularly faces new synthetic problems that requires the development of innovative approaches. Of particular concern is the synthesis of chiral compounds for the production of agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. Also, the synthesis […]

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Expending catalyst space using a new ligand synthesis (an article review)

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The testing of libraries of phosphorus ligands is at the core of catalyst screening for the optimization of industrially relevant process. Among these processes, hydrogenation, hydroformylation and cross coupling reactions strongly depends on such methodology. In this regard, the availability of structurally and electronically diverse phosphorus ligands is essential to fully explore the relationship between […]

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