|Sorry, JACS, we exaggerated a little|
Chemist Matt Katcher of Princeton has been kind enough to re-run one of the examples from the paper (Table 2, example 2). He's skeptical, based on TLC, NMR, and LCMS, that even trace product has formed; the authors claim 83%.
What's missing here?
Looks like there's some 'splainin to do! Anybody else have a few minutes today? Maybe, with enough groundswell, we could have another NaH oxidation fight on our hands.