The front cover story, A computational study on ruthenium-catalyzed [4 + 1] annulation via C–H activation: the origin of selectivity and the role of the internal oxidizing group , is contributed by De-Cai Fang and his co-authors.The inside cover features a story on Exploring the necessity of an acidic additive for Pd(II)-catalyzed exclusive C4-fluoroalkylation of 3-acetylindole: a detailed DFT study on the mechanism and regioselectivity by Jin-Feng Li, Ru-Fang Zhao, Fu-Qiang Zhou, Meng-Yao She, Jun Zhang, Bing Yin, Sheng-Yong Zhang and Jian-Li Li.
Follow review type articles are also included in current issue:
Oxidation of amine α-carbon to amide: a review on direct methods to access the amide functionality
Yin Wei and Min Shi
Org. Chem. Front., 2019,6, 2570-2599