Welcome to Issue 5 of Organic Chemistry Frontiers

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In Issue 5, we are pleased to introduce you the articles published from themed collection “Novel π-Electron Molecular Scaffolds”, guest edited by the following scientists.

Articles featured in this issue are dedicated to the following topics of novel π-electron systems:

  • design of exciting new structures
  • development of unprecedented synthetic methods
  • illustration of the structure-property relationships
  • investigations into (anti-)aromaticity, optical or redox properties, or conformational features

Front cover image

The front cover story is contributed by Diamond and Marder, which provides a critical review on the methodlogy and applications of the hexadehydro-Diels–Alder (HDDA) reaction between alkyne and a 1,3-diyne.

Read more:
Methodology and applications of the hexadehydro-Diels–Alder (HDDA) reaction
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 891
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00071E

Inside front cover image

The inside front cover is produced by Takai and Takeuchi et al., reflecting the chemistry of 9-9’-BF derivatives that bear twisted C=C double bonds and the exciting optoelectronic properties they exhibit.

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The effect of a highly twisted C C double bond on the electronic structures of 9,9′-bifluorenylidene derivatives in the ground and excited states
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 650
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00125H

A couple of the other images were also suggested for the cover of “Novel π-Electron Molecular Scaffolds” themed issue.

Gan et al. reported the selective insertion of a CH2 or NH group at the 5,6-junction on the C59N skeleton which led to the formation of two azafullerene derivatives, as shown in figure 1. These two structures look similar but are different in the details. This is reminiscent to the images between an object and its reflection in the water.

Read more:
Synthesis of homoazafullerene [C59N(CH2)]R and azahomoazafullerene [C59N(NH)]R
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 750-754
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00098G

Figure 1

Kuck et al. carried out systematic studies on the role of substituents in the bay-bridging cycloheptatriene ring formation around the tribenzotriquinacene (TBTQ) core. In figure 2, the small propellers were highlighted at large ones: C3-symmetric tribenzotriquinacenes can be extended by bridging their bays with three further aromatic units to generate a warped, fully conjugated π-electron periphery. Where will the wind blow them to?

Read more:
Electronic and steric effects on the three-fold Scholl-type cycloheptatriene ring formation around a tribenzotriquinacene core
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 817-822
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00132K

Figure 2

The final cover suggestion came from Scott et al., where the first azacorannulene with a nitrogen on the rim, has been synthesized in seven steps from 4-bromoisoquinoline.

Read more:
5-Azadibenzo[a,g]corannulene
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 688-698
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00831C

Figure 3

Read the full collection of articles for FREE before 16 June 2017. 

Organic Chemistry Frontiers is dedicated to reporting leading edge research across the broad organic chemistry, including the synthesis and property studies of functional organic molecules.

Organic materials related submissions to the Journal will be handled by Associate Editor Frank Würthner via a fair and rigorous reviewing process. Submit your high quality work to Frank’s Editorial office today!

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OMCOS19 (Jeju, 25-29 June 2017)

The 19th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS 19) will be held at International Convention Center Jeju from June 25th to June 29th of 2017.

Early bird registration: - April 28, 2017
Regular Registration:  April 29, 2017 - June 15, 2017

Organic Chemistry Frontiers is proud to be one of the sponsors to OMCOS19. This event was co-chaired by Sukbok Chang and Chulbom Lee, Editorial board member of Organic Chemistry Frontiers. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Shengming Ma is also giving a plenary talk at this conference. Please see here the detailed scientific program. If you wish to talk with Chulbom Lee of Shengming Ma about Organic Chemistry Frontiers, please let us know by email.

The OMCOS series of biennial symposia started in 1981. Its venue alternates between North America, Europe and East Asia. It is a single session type scientific conference that brings together industrial and academic chemists from around the world (often > 1000) to consider the most recent developments in new metal-mediated and -catalyzed reactions, mechanistic insights and new applications, novel preparations and uses for organometallic reagents, as well as ingenious and improved methods for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and materials using metals.

For more information about this year’s conference, please visit www.omcos2019.org. Make sure you register before 28 April to guarantee your place at the reduced fee.

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Hot Articles in March 2017

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Organic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to share with you the HOT articles of March 2017!

You can access these publications for free till 31st May 2017 by logging into your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account (http://pubs.rsc.org).

Synthesis of 3-((arylsulfonyl)methyl)indolin-2-ones via insertion of sulfur dioxide using anilines as the aryl source
Tong Liu, Danqing Zheng and Jie Wu
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00075H, Research Article


Iridium-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of cyclic iminium salts
Yue Ji, Guang-Shou Feng, Mu-Wang Chen, Lei Shi, Haifeng Du and Yong-Gui Zhou
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00060J, Research Article

Enantioselective synthesis of naturally occurring isoquinoline alkaloids: (S)-(−)-trolline and (R)-(+)-oleracein E
Weilong Lin and Shengming Ma
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00062F, Research Article

Copper-catalyzed highly selective approach to 2-boroallylic silanes from allenylsilanes
Liu Song, Weiming Yuan and Shengming Ma
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00135E, Research Article

Highly enantioselective nitro-Mannich reaction of ketimines under phase-transfer catalysis
Bin Wang, Tong Xu, Lei Zhu, Yu Lan, Jingdong Wang, Ning Lu, Zhonglin Wei, Yingjie Lin and Haifeng Duan
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00124J, Research Article

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Welcome to Issue 4 of Organic Chemistry Frontiers in 2017

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Welcome to issue 4 of Organic Chemistry Frontiers for 2017 ! The latest OrgChemFront issue is published online now.

The  front cover story,  De novo synthesis of alkyne substituted tryptophans as chemical probes for protein profiling studies is contributed by R. N. Nair, J. J. Rosnow, T. A. Murphree, M. E. Bowden, S. R. Lindemann and A. T. Wright. The inside cover features a story on Sequential In-catalyzed intramolecular hydroarylation and Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions using bromopropargyl aryl ethers and amines by José Pérez Sestelo and his co-authors.

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Hot Articles in February 2017

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Organic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to share with you the HOT articles of February 2017!

You can access these publications for free till 30th Apr 2017 by logging into your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account (http://pubs.rsc.org).

The impact of interplay between electronic and steric effects on the synthesis and the linear and non-linear optical properties of diketopyrrolopyrrole bearing benzofuran moieties
Anna Purc, Beata Koszarna, Irina Iachina, Daniel H. Friese, Mariusz Tasior, Krzysztof Sobczyk, Tomasz Pędziński, Jonathan Brewer and Daniel T. Gryko
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00869K, Research Article

A chiral ion-pair photoredox organocatalyst: enantioselective anti-Markovnikov hydroetherification of alkenols
Zhongbo Yang, Han Li, Sujia Li, Ming-Tian Zhang and Sanzhong Luo
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00806B, Research Article

(1S)-(−)-N-Trifluoromethylthio-2,10-camphorsultam and its derivatives: easily available, optically pure reagents for asymmetric trifluoromethylthiolation
He Zhang, Xuebing Leng, Xiaolong Wan and Qilong Shen
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00042A, Research Article

KBr/K2S2O8-mediated dibromohydration of N-(2-alkynylaryl)acetamide
Guanyinsheng Qiu, Yuewen Li, Lele Ma and Hongwei Zhou
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00840B, Research Article

A facile approach to ketones via Pd-catalyzed sequential carbonylation of olefins with formic acid
Wenju Chang, Jie Dai, Jingfu Li, Yuan Shi, Wenlong Ren and Yian Shi
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00111H, Research Article

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Outstanding Reviewers for Organic Chemistry Frontiers in 2016

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Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Organic Chemistry Frontiers in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor Jie Wu, Fudan University

Professor Zhang-jie Shi, Fudan University

Professor Jin-Heng Li,  Hunan University

Professor Yuhong Zhang, Zhejiang University

Professor Shuanhu Gao, East China Normal University

Professor Itaru Nakamura, Tohoku University

Professor Xingwei Li, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics

Professor Jianbo Wang, Peking University

Professor Qiuling Song, Huaqiao University

Professor Louis Fensterbank, Université Pierre et Marie Curie

We would also like to thank the Organic Chemistry Frontiers board and the Organic Chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Welcome to Issue 3 of Organic Chemistry Frontiers in 2017

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Welcome to issue 2 of Organic Chemistry Frontiers for 2017 ! The latest OrgChemFront issue is published online now.

 

   

The  front cover story,  Aerobic oxidative decyanation–amidation of arylacetonitriles with urea as a nitrogen source is contributed by Xuezhao Xu, Bingnan Li, Yingwei Zhao and Qiuling Song. The inside cover features a story on Substrate-driven selective mono- and bis-couplings of ortho-(OTf/I/Br) substituted gem-dibromovinylarenes by Maddali L. N. Rao, Priyabrata Dasgupta and Sk Shamim Islam.

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Hot Articles in January 2017

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Organic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to share with you the HOT articles of January 2017!

You can access these publications for free till 15th Mar 2017 by logging into your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account (http://pubs.rsc.org).

One-pot synthesis of fluorescent 2,4-dialkenylindoles by rhodium-catalyzed dual C–H functionalization
Hui Chen, Cong Lin, Chunhua Xiong, Zhanxiang Liu and Yuhong Zhang
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00755D, Research Article

Phosphine-mediated domino reactions of phthalimidomalonates with allenoates or but-2-ynoate: facile entry into highly functionalized pyrroloisoindolinone derivatives
Zhusheng Huang, Qingqing Chen, Xiuqin Yang, Yang Liu, Li Zhang, Tao Lu and Qingfa Zhou
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00775A, Research Article

5-Azadibenzo[a,g]corannulene
V. M. Tsefrikas, A. K. Greene and L. T. Scott
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00831C, Research Article

 

From tetrabenzoheptafulvalene to sp2 carbon nano-rings
Kwan Yin Cheung, Shuaijun Yang and Qian Miao
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00828C, Research Article

Iridium catalysts with modular axial-unfixed biphenyl phosphine–oxazoline ligands: asymmetric hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acids
Qian Wang, Zongpeng Zhang, Caiyou Chen, Hailong Yang, Zhengyu Han, Xiu-Qin Dong and Xumu Zhang
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00677A, Research Article

 

Silver-catalyzed radical carbofluorination of unactivated alkenes with acetic acid in aqueous solution
He Chen, Lin Zhu and Chaozhong Li
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00854B, Research Article

 

Thiolate–palladium(IV) or sulfonium–palladate(0)? A theoretical study on the mechanism of palladium-catalyzed C–S bond formation reactions
Dongdong Xu, Xiaotian Qi, Meng Duan, Zhaoyuan Yu, Lei Zhu, Chunhui Shan, Xiaoyu Yue, Ruopeng Bai and Yu Lan
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00841K, Research Article

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Welcome to Issue 2 of Organic Chemistry Frontiers in 2017

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Welcome to issue 2 of Organic Chemistry Frontiers for 2017 ! The latest OrgChemFront issue is published online now.

The  front cover story,  Aerobic copper catalyzed α-oxyacylation of ketones with carboxylic acids is contributed by Xin Huang, Xiao Liang, Jun Yuan, Zhangqin Ni, Yifeng Zhou and Yuanjiang Pan. The inside cover features a story on Natural diarylfluorene derivatives: isolation, total synthesis, and phosphodiesterase-4 inhibition by Sheng Yin and his co-authors.

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Web collection: Synthetic Approaches to Natural Products via Catalytic Processes

We are delighted to announce a new themed collection to be published in 2017 on Organic Chemistry Frontiers:

Synthetic Approaches to Natural Products via Catalytic Processes

Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2017

Guest edited by: Louis Fensterbank Shuanhu Gao Armen Zakarian
University Pierre et Marie Curie East China Normal University UC, Santa Barbara

See ‘Recent applications of Cp2TiCl in natural product synthesis’ (Org. Chem. Front., 2014, 1, 15-33)

Catalysis serves as a powerful tool for chemical bonds transformation, asymmetric induction, and more importantly for achieving increased structural complexity in fewer synthetic steps. Over the past decade, stunning advances in catalytic methods like photoredox catalysis, organocatalysis and transition-metal mediated catalysis etc. have revolutionised the ways in preparing architecturally complex natural products and natural-product-like structures.

With the rapid development of catalytic methods as well as their growing impact in natural product synthesis, we wish this web collection could offer colleagues a platform to showcase their most exciting researches, highlighting at the same time the state-of-the-art and current limitations in this field.

Research articles, Reviews and Highlights will be considered for publication. Submissions will be subject to normal peer review. Accepted articles will be published and included into recent journal issues without delay to permit the timely dissemination of the work.

Please note in “comments to the editors” field in the online submission system if your manuscript is dedicated to this themed collection.

We look forward to your contribution!

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