Friday, July 25, 2014

So, what's new?

A few days ago, one of my coworkers at the new job asked me to tell them what the newest, coolest trends in synthetic organic chemistry were. And, I readily confessed, even though I write this blog, I'm still in the dark about exactly what folks find exciting, even week to week!

New ligands for palladium? Been there.

Protecting group-free synthesis? Done that.

SF5? CF3? Polyfluorination? Old news, now.

Even cobalt, which seems to be the new darling of the catalysis community, feels like it's taking a comfy chair in all my favorite journals.

So, tell me, Internet: What's the newest, coolest stuff you've heard about?

17 comments:

  1. Get ready to update your Cobalt article!

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  2. Cross-electrophile coupling reactions are coming out regularly now.

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    1. Gong and gosmini have reported several, reisman and molander also seem to have gotten involved more recently

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  3. theres an apparent renaissance in organic electrochemistry

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    1. Whose group should I focus on?

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    2. I couldn't help but think this:
      https://i.imgflip.com/avy3w.jpg

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  4. The Aqueous LayerJuly 25, 2014 7:03 PM

    Any practical reaction that gives high yield with little or no purification....

    ; )

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    1. So, click chemistry, then. Or maybe salting an amine : )

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  5. New methods in photoredox catalysis seem to be popping up almost daily

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  6. I'm waiting to see what's big at the ACS meeting.

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  7. Photocatalysis for sure.

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