THE YOUNG LAB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
If you can smell what the Young Lab is cooking... Put it back in the fumehood!
August 31, 2021
Congrats to Dr. Pratibha Chand-Thakuri on nudging our work on benzylamine ortho-halogenation over the finish line. Using more harsh oxidizing conditions, benzylamines can be converted into ortho-chlorinated and ortho-brominated products, giving the free amine products which are available for further use or derivatization.
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.