Process Chemistry News
Specialised Session at Modern Synthetic Methods & Chiral USA, Orlando May 2014.
The session consisted of 5 presentations which are summarised below with the summaries concentrating specifically on the metathesis reactions presented, although several speakers also described some very interesting chemistry used to make the metathesis substrates.
I was looking through SYNFACTS recently and noted the Petasis Borono-Mannich reaction (SYNFACTS, 2014, 10, (2), 134) which reviewed a paper from Org Lett, 2013, 15, 5944.
I came across an intriguing paper (T Sela and A Vigalok, Org Lett, 2014, 16, 1964) where the authors investigated a number of reactions ‘on water’ and compared them when conducted ‘on liquids’ to ascertain if there was a particular attribute that water brought to the chemistry.