THE YOUNG LAB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
If you can smell what the Young Lab is cooking... Put it back in the fumehood!
June 23, 2021
Congrats to Vinod and the rest of the team on an excellent paper for this really cool reaction where beta-alkyl cinnamylamines can undergo 3,3'-diarylation through a controlled chain walking event. The mechanism is explored to clearly show insertion, selective beta-hydride elimination, 2nd insertion, 2nd selective beta-hydride elimination, giving a Z-selective product.
April 12, 2021
Congrats to Allison and Jared on their application of MOF-808, under photolysis conditions, to generate acetals of aromatic aldehydes, published in Tetrahedron.
December 1, 2020
Congrats to Vinod and Justin, as well as the rest of the team, for their tireless work on the arylation of cinnamylamines (and diarylation of allylamines) under Pd nanoparticle catalysis. The reaction is simple to execute, and the key is that CO2 slows decomposition, allowing reproducible reaction yields.