THE YOUNG LAB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
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NEW PAPER: A SIDE REACTION TURNS INTO A COOL PROJECT
April 22, 2020
Congrats to Pratibha, Vinod, and Mohit for their recent work out in J. Org. Chem. Whilst evaluating the substrate scope of our previous benzylamine arylation paper, we found that ortho-iodo benzoate esters actually gave rise to C‒H activation followed by concomitant lactamization. Moreover, due to chelation assistance in the C‒I oxidative addition step, no additional directing group is needed!
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON IN THE BOOKS
April 17, 2020
Congrats to 1st years Kendra, Thanda, and Indi on successfully completing their Plans of Study. Looking forward to great chemistry once we're allowed back on campus!
NEW PREPRINT: C‒H FUNCTIONALIZATION BUT NOT C‒H ACTIVATION
March 17, 2020
Congrats to Vinod and Justin, as well as the rest of the team, for their tireless work on the oxidative Heck-coupling of allylamines directed by carbon dioxide adducts as a transient directing group, now available as a preprint at ChemRxiv. This paper took nearly three years to complete, and it was only at the end that we realized our mechanism, and consequently our products, had the opposite stereochemistryi!
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