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An Economical and Practical Synthesis of rac-(Z)-β-Santalol: Application of a Scriabine-Inspired Reaction to Alkenes Results in the One-Step Preparation of a Key Intermediate

An Economical and Practical Synthesis of rac-(Z)-β-Santalol: Application of a Scriabine-Inspired Reaction to Alkenes Results in the One-Step Preparation of a Key Intermediate

An economical and scalable synthesis of rac-(Z)-β-santalol is accomplished. The key coupling step is based on a Scriabine-inspired reaction of a dienyl diacetate substrate and an alkene. The total synthesis is achieved in five steps (longest linear sequence) in 19 % overall yield from cyclopentadiene; Cp* = C5Me5, cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene, Tf = trifluoromethylsulfonyl.

[Short Communication]
Anthony A. Birkbeck, Xavier Marquet, Pascal Millet, Hervé Pamingle
Eur. J. Org. Chem., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201403219. Read article.

Nonsymmetrical Azocarbonamide Carboxylates as Effective Mitsunobu Reagents

Nonsymmetrical Azocarbonamide Carboxylates as Effective Mitsunobu Reagents

A series of nonsymmetrical Mitsunobu reagents that avoid byproduct separation problems in this useful reaction are reported. They are readily prepared by a one-pot sequence from inexpensive, commercially available materials and are shown to possess activity that is parallel to that of diethyl azodicarboxylate/diisopropyl azodicarboxylate in a wide range of synthetic transformations.

[Short Communication]
Daniel P. Furkert, Benjamin Breitenbach, Ludovic Juen, Ina Sroka, Mathilde Pantin, Margaret A. Brimble
Eur. J. Org. Chem., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201403152. Read article.

Comparison of Linear and Cross-Conjugation from Rates of Vinylheptafulvene Ring-Closure

Comparison of Linear and Cross-Conjugation from Rates of Vinylheptafulvene Ring-Closure

The rate of electrocyclic ring-closure of vinylheptafulvene (VHF) to dihydroazulene (DHA) has been studied for a series of compounds bearing a rate-enhancing nitrophenyl group connected to the VHF through either a linear or cross-conjugated bridge. The photoactive DHA compounds were prepared by metal-catalyzed coupling reactions and converted into the VHFs by irradiation.

[Full Paper]
Kasper Fjelbye, Trine Nørgaard Christensen, Martyn Jevric, Søren Lindbæk Broman, Anne Ugleholdt Petersen, Anders Kadziola, Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen
Eur. J. Org. Chem., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201403117. Read article.

Stereoselective Synthesis of α-Trifluoromethyl Enones by AuI/CuI-Co-Catalyzed Tandem 1,3-Acyloxy Migration/Trifluoromethylation Reaction of Propargyl Acetates

Stereoselective Synthesis of α-Trifluoromethyl Enones by AuI/CuI-Co-Catalyzed Tandem 1,3-Acyloxy Migration/Trifluoromethylation Reaction of Propargyl Acetates

Under a co-catalytic AuI/CuI system, tandem 1,3-acyloxy migration/trifluoromethylation reactions of propargyl esters give α-trifluoromethyl enones with excellent stereoselectivity and in moderate yields.

[Full Paper]
Yun-Long Ji, Jin-Hong Lin, Ji-Chang Xiao, Yu-Cheng Gu
Eur. J. Org. Chem., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201403115. Read article.

Enantioselective Allylation of tert-Butyldimethylsilyl-Protected Vanillin and Synthesis of a Lignan Derivative Isolated from Machilus wangchiana

Enantioselective Allylation of tert-Butyldimethylsilyl-Protected Vanillin and Synthesis of a Lignan Derivative Isolated from Machilus wangchiana

Enantioselective allylation and crotylation of tert-butyldimethylsilyl (TBS) protected vanillin proceeds with high asymmetric induction (92–96 % ee) by using different catalytic systems. The product of crotylation is converted into the unnatural diastereoisomer of a recently isolated lignan derivative.

[Short Communication]
Timothée Cadart, Petr Koukal, Martin Kotora
Eur. J. Org. Chem., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201403094. Read article.

Prins–Arylthiolation Reaction on Terpenoids: Diastereoselective Synthesis of 4-Arylthiooctahydro-2H-chromenes

Prins–Arylthiolation Reaction on Terpenoids: Diastereoselective Synthesis of 4-Arylthiooctahydro-2H-chromenes

(–)-Isopulegol undergoes Prins–arylthiolation with aldehydes and cyclohexanone in the presence of HBF4·OEt2 to generate a library of 4-arylthio-octahydro-2H-chromene derivatives in good to excellent yields with moderate to high cis selectivity at ambient temperature in CH2Cl2. HBF4·OEt2 as a catalyst outshines CF3CO2H, which is generally used in excess amounts in Prins cyclization and domino Prins–arylthiolation reactions.

[Short Communication]
Barnali Sarmah, Gakul Baishya, Rajani K. Baruah
Eur. J. Org. Chem., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201403080. Read article.

Stereocontrolled Construction of the 3,4-Dihydrothiacarbazol-2(9H)-one Skeleton by Using Bifunctional Squaramide-Catalyzed Cascade Reactions

Stereocontrolled Construction of the 3,4-Dihydrothiacarbazol-2(9H)-one Skeleton by Using Bifunctional Squaramide-Catalyzed Cascade Reactions

An efficient process for the enantioselective synthesis of optically active 3,4-dihydrothiacarbazol-2(9H)-one derivatives has been developed The cascade Michael addition/thiolysis reactions of 9-methylindoline-2-thiones and N-alkenoylphthalimides were promoted by a chiral bifunctional squaramide catalyst to give the desired products in acceptable yields with 54–98 % ee.

[Full Paper]
Shanren Chen, Jianping Pan, Youming Wang, Zhenghong Zhou
Eur. J. Org. Chem., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201403078. Read article.

Reactivity of [60]Fullerene with Primary Nitro Compounds: Addition or Catalysed Condensation to Isoxazolo[60]fullerenes

Reactivity of [60]Fullerene with Primary Nitro Compounds: Addition or Catalysed Condensation to Isoxazolo[60]fullerenes

Isoxazolino[60]fullerenes have been synthesised directly from activated nitro compounds by a catalytic process (DABCO or NMP/[Cu]). The protocol is simple, versatile and tolerant towards diverse functional groups. A mechanism is proposed to explain both this condensation and the known addition with nitroethane in excess base.

[Full Paper]
Giacomo Biagiotti, Stefano Cicchi, Francesco De Sarlo, Fabrizio Machetti
Eur. J. Org. Chem., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201402990. Read article.

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Alkenylation of Arenes with Alkynes or Alkenes by 1,2,3-Triazole-Directed C–H Activation

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Alkenylation of Arenes with Alkynes or Alkenes by 1,2,3-Triazole-Directed C–H Activation

The ruthenium-catalyzed alkenylation of arenes with unsaturated alkanes has been achieved by triazole-directed C–H activation. Dialkenylated arenes were efficiently produced by this method from internal alkynes as the sole products with high regio- and stereoselectivity.

[Full Paper]
Xing Guang Li, Kai Liu, Gang Zou, Pei Nian Liu
Eur. J. Org. Chem., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201402938. Read article.

Lignin-based Microporous Materials as Selective Adsorbents for Carbon Dioxide Separation

Lignin-based Microporous Materials as Selective Adsorbents for Carbon Dioxide Separation

Craftswerk: A microporous polymer is developed by hypercrosslinking of organosolv lignin, a renewable resource, by Friedel–Crafts chemistry. Further pyrolysis of hypercrosslinked organosolv lignin yields shape-persistent materials with increased capacity for carbon dioxide adsorption. The selectivity towards CO2/N2 mixtures is investigated on the basis of ideal adsorption–solution theory (IAST), indicating excellent selectivity.

[Full Paper]
Qing Bo Meng, Jens Weber
ChemSusChem, October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402879. Read article.

Synthesis of One-Dimensional Copper Sulfide Nanorods as High-Performance Anode in Lithium Ion Batteries

Synthesis of One-Dimensional Copper Sulfide Nanorods as High-Performance Anode in Lithium Ion Batteries

No template, no surfactant—still good? One-dimensional CuxS (x=1, 2) nanorods have been prepared by using a template- and surfactant-free solvent thermal method, which allows precise control of the composition of the highly crystalline CuxS. The nanorods can be used as anodes in lithium-ion batteries, giving rise to high rate capabilities and electrochemical stability and excellent capacity retention irrespective of the rate used.

[Full Paper]
Xue Li, Xinyi He, Chunmei Shi, Bo Liu, Yiyong Zhang, Shunqing Wu, Zizong Zhu, Jinbao Zhao
ChemSusChem, October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402862. Read article.

Aerobic Oxidation of Hydroxymethylfurfural and Furfural by Using Heterogeneous CoxOy–N@C Catalysts

Aerobic Oxidation of Hydroxymethylfurfural and Furfural by Using Heterogeneous CoxOy–N@C Catalysts

Happy Ester: The oxidative esterification of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and furfural over CoxOy–N@C catalysts is performed using O2 as benign oxidant, obtaining the corresponding esters. High yield and selectivity of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid methyl and methyl 2-furoate are achieved under optimized conditions.

[Full Paper]
Jin Deng, Hai-Jie Song, Min-Shu Cui, Yi-Ping Du, Yao Fu
ChemSusChem, October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402843. Read article.

Synthesis of Chlamydia Lipopolysaccharide Haptens through the use of α-Specific 3-Iodo-Kdo Fluoride Glycosyl Donors

Synthesis of Chlamydia Lipopolysaccharide Haptens through the use of α-Specific 3-Iodo-Kdo Fluoride Glycosyl Donors

A key building-block: Shelf-stable 3-iodo-Kdo fluoride donors are easily formed from Kdo-glycal esters and they harbor excellent glycosylation properties, combining α-stereospecificity with minimal elimination. Their application is demonstrated in a straightforward regioselective double glycosylation as well as iterative chain elongation leading to branched and linear Chlamydia lipopolysaccharide epitopes (see scheme).

[Full Paper]
Barbara Pokorny, Paul Kosma
Chem. Eur. J., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201405424. Read article.

Metal-Free C-N- and N-N-Bond Formation: Synthesis of 1,2,3-Triazoles from Ketones, N-Tosylhydrazines, and Amines in One Pot

Metal-Free C-N- and N-N-Bond Formation: Synthesis of 1,2,3-Triazoles from Ketones, N-Tosylhydrazines, and Amines in One Pot

A novel synthetic approach toward 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles by C-N- and N-N-bond formation has been established under transition-metal-free conditions (see scheme). Complete control of regioselectivity was successfully achieved and anilines, ketones, and N-tosylhydrazines were treated with molecular iodine in one pot to allow the formation of 1,4-disubstitued 1,2,3-triazoles in high yields without the use of azides.

[Full Paper]
Zhengkai Chen, Qiangqiang Yan, Zhanxiang Liu, Yuhong Zhang 
Chem. Eur. J., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201405057. Read article.

Extraordinary Modulation of Disulfide Redox-Responsiveness by Cooperativity of Twin-Disulfide Bonds

Extraordinary Modulation of Disulfide Redox-Responsiveness by Cooperativity of Twin-Disulfide Bonds

Responsive twin-disulfide: A twin-disulfide linker bearing two independent disulfide bonds has been developed that shows responses to differing redox environments in a manner that is in remarkable contrast to traditional disulfide bonds (see scheme). The twin-disulfide linker displays an ultrahigh stability at lower concentrations of reducing agent without a significant compromise in the sensitivity of the response to highly reducing environments such as cytoplasm.

[Full Paper]
Linxiang Zhai, Jingjing Liang, Xiangqun Guo, Yibing Zhao, Chuanliu Wu
Chem. Eur. J., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404909. Read article.

Discriminating Halogen-Bonding from Other Noncovalent Interactions by a Combined NOE NMR/DFT Approach

Discriminating Halogen-Bonding from Other Noncovalent Interactions by a Combined NOE NMR/DFT Approach

One pair, many adducts: A combined 19F,1H HOESY/DFT methodology to discriminate between adducts held together by halogen bonding (XB) and other noncovalent interactions (non-XB, such as lone pair/π), based on the determination of the XB donors' and acceptors' relative orientation, is reported. Notably, the approach allows also the estimation of the relative concentration of XB and non-XB adducts.

[Full Paper]
Gianluca Ciancaleoni, Roberta Bertani, Luca Rocchigiani, Paolo Sgarbossa, Cristiano Zuccaccia, Alceo Macchioni
Chem. Eur. J., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404883. Read article.

Exploring Excited-State Tunability in Luminescent Tris-cyclometalated Platinum(IV) Complexes: Synthesis of Heteroleptic Derivatives and Computational Calculations

Exploring Excited-State Tunability in Luminescent Tris-cyclometalated Platinum(IV) Complexes: Synthesis of Heteroleptic Derivatives and Computational Calculations

The long-lived 3LC emissions of tris- cyclometalated PtIV complexes can be tuned from blue to orange through the variation of one the cyclometalating ligands. A combined experimental and DFT/TD-DFT study provides insight into the factors that determine the excited-state properties of this class of compounds.

[Full Paper]
Fabio Juliá, Gabriel Aullón, Delia Bautista, Pablo González-Herrero
Chem. Eur. J., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404583. Read article.

Chemistry of Lipid A: At the Heart of Innate Immunity

Chemistry of Lipid A: At the Heart of Innate Immunity

Pivotal understanding: The chemical and biochemical aspects of lipid A, the endotoxic moiety of the bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) molecule is discussed, as well as its role in innate immunity, from the (bio)synthesis, isolation and characterization to the molecular recognition at the atomic level, which helps to understand the bioactivity of LPS.

[Review]
Antonio Molinaro, Otto Holst, Flaviana Di Lorenzo, Maire Callaghan, Alessandra Nurisso, Gerardino D'Errico, Alla Zamyatina, Francesco Peri, Rita Berisio, Roman Jerala, Jesús Jiménez-Barbero, Alba Silipo, Sonsoles Martín-Santamaría
Chem. Eur. J., October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201403923. Read article.

Combined Operando UV/Vis/IR Spectroscopy Reveals the Role of Methoxy and Aromatic Species during the Methanol-to-Olefins Reaction over H-SAPO-34

Combined Operando UV/Vis/IR Spectroscopy Reveals the Role of Methoxy and Aromatic Species during the Methanol-to-Olefins Reaction over H-SAPO-34

Phantom of the operando: During the methanol-to-olefins process over H-SAPO-34 the reaction pathways leading to the formation of olefins and polyaromatics compete. Based on a unique combined operando approach, a first-order kinetic model is proposed to describe both reactions, revealing comparable activation energies. MCT= Mercury–cadmium–telluride.

[Full Paper]
Qingyun Qian, Charlotte Vogt, Mohamed Mokhtar, Abdullah M. Asiri, Shaeel A. Al-Thabaiti, Suliman N. Basahel, Javier Ruiz-Martínez, Bert M. Weckhuysen
ChemCatChem, October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402714. Read article.

Investigation of the Kinetics of a Surface Photocatalytic Reaction in Two Dimensions with Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering

Investigation of the Kinetics of a Surface Photocatalytic Reaction in Two Dimensions with Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering

We plough the surface and scatter: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy can be used to determine the reaction kinetics of surface reactions within self-assembled monolayers. As a proof of principle we have chosen to study the photocatalytic reduction of p-nitrothiophenol. A study of the reaction rate and dilution effects leads to the conclusion that a dimerization must take place as one of the reaction steps.

[Communication]
Evelien M. van Schrojenstein Lantman, Onno L. J. Gijzeman, Arjan J. G. Mank, Bert M. Weckhuysen
ChemCatChem, October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402647. Read article.

Enhancing Catalytic Efficiency of Hollow Palladium Nanoparticles by Photothermal Heating of Gold Nanoparticles Added to the Cavity: Palladium–Gold Nanorattles

Enhancing Catalytic Efficiency of Hollow Palladium Nanoparticles by Photothermal Heating of Gold Nanoparticles Added to the Cavity: Palladium–Gold Nanorattles

Nanorattle catalysis: The photothermal properties of plasmonic nanoparticles are used for photothermal enhancement of the catalytic efficiency of reactions occurring within a hollow palladium nanoparticle containing small solid gold nanospheres in the cavity.

[Full Paper]
Mahmoud A. Mahmoud, Mostafa A. El-Sayed
ChemCatChem, October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402644. Read article.

An Evolutionary Model Encompassing Substrate Specificity and Reactivity of Type I Polyketide Synthase Thioesterases

An Evolutionary Model Encompassing Substrate Specificity and Reactivity of Type I Polyketide Synthase Thioesterases

Evolution of diolide formation: We propose an evolutionary model in which thioesterases from polyketide biosynthesis are by nature non-selective for the type of chemistry they catalyze, producing a range of metabolites including acids, macrolactones, dimers, and macrodiolides. As one metabolite becomes essential for improving fitness in a particular environment, the thioesterase evolves to enrich for that corresponding reactivity.

[Communication]
Taylor P. A. Hari, Puneet Labana, Meaghan Boileau, Christopher N. Boddy
ChemBioChem, October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402475. Read article.

Uncovering a Glycosyltransferase Provides Insights into the Glycosylation Step during Macrolactin and Bacillaene Biosynthesis

Uncovering a Glycosyltransferase Provides Insights into the Glycosylation Step during Macrolactin and Bacillaene Biosynthesis

Glycosylation in macrolactin (MLN) and bacillaene (BAE) biosynthesis: BmmGT1, located in neither the MLN nor the BAE biosynthetic gene cluster, was identified in the genome of Bacillus marinus B-9987. Inactivation of bmmGT1 abolished glycosylated MLN and BAE compounds. However, BmmGT1 exhibited broad substrate specificity, and five novel glycosylated MLNs were generated.

[Full Paper]
Wen Qin, Yang Liu, Pengfei Ren, Jun Zhang, Huayue Li, Li Tian, Wenli Li
ChemBioChem, October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402384. Read article.

Linear Aliphatic Dialkynes as Alternative Linkers for Double-Click Stapling of p53-Derived Peptides

Linear Aliphatic Dialkynes as Alternative Linkers for Double-Click Stapling of p53-Derived Peptides

New scaffolds for stapling: A comparison of linear aliphatic dialkynes with aromatic dialkynes for the double-click stapling of p53 peptides demonstrates that the linker scaffold, along with the peptide sequence and staple functionality, can influence the biological activity of stapled peptides in a cellular context.

[Communication]
Yu Heng Lau, Peterson de Andrade, Grahame J. McKenzie, Ashok R. Venkitaraman, David R. Spring
ChemBioChem, October 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402374. Read article.