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Reaction chemistry across the Royal Society of Chemistry

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Society of Chemistry’s newest journal, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, is now open for submissions – read the full announcement here.

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering cover

To celebrate this, we’ve put together a collection of some of the most exciting recent reaction chemistry papers in Royal Society of Chemistry journals. All the articles in the collection are currently free to access.

We hope that you enjoy reading this collection of great reaction chemistry. After you’re done, why not explore the scope of Reaction Chemistry & Engineering and send us your own best reaction chemistry research now for the chance of being included in our very first issue?

Iron-catalyzed kinetic resolution of N-sulfonyl oxaziridines, Kevin S. Williamson, James W. Sawicki and Tehshik P. Yoon, Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 3524–3527. Topic areas: New reactions and reaction optimisation; Catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering.

Multi-step and multi-component organometallic synthesis in one pot using orthogonal mechanochemical reactions, José G. Hernández, Ian S. Butler and Tomislav Friščić, Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 3576–3582. Topic areas: Reaction pathways and design; New reactions and reaction optimisation.

Effects of internal and external carboxylic acids on the reaction pathway of organocatalytic 1,4-addition reactions between aldehydes and nitroolefins, Jörg Duschmalé, Johannes Wiest, Markus Wiesner and Helma Wennemers, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 1312–1318. Topic areas: Reaction mechanism and kinetics; Reaction pathways and design; Reaction analysis and monitoring.

Kinetic correlation between aldehyde/enamine stereoisomers in reactions between aldehydes with ɑ-stereocenters and chiral pyrrolidine-based catalysts, Jordi Burés, Alan Armstrong and Donna G. Blackmond, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 1273. Topic areas: Reaction mechanism and kinetics, Reaction analysis and monitoring, Catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering

Operando X-ray absorption and EPR evidence for a single electron redox process in copper catalysis, Qingquan Lu, Jian Zhang, Pan Peng, Guanghui Zhang, Zhiliang Huang, Hong Yi, Jeffrey T. Miller and Aiwen Lei, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 4851. Topic areas: Reaction pathways and design; Reaction analysis and monitoring; New reactions and reaction optimisation.

A self optimizing synthetic organic reactor system using real-time in-line NMR spectroscopy, Victor Sans, Luzian Porwol, Vincenza Dragone and Leroy Cronin, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 1258. Topic areas: Reaction analysis and monitoring, New reactions and reaction optimisation; Emerging reactor technology.

Cascade upgrading of γ-valerolactone to biofuels, Kai Yan, Todd Lafleur, Xu Wu, Jiajue Chai, Guosheng Wu and Xianmei Xie, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 6984. Topic areas: Catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering; Sustainable reaction engineering.

Beyond the use of modifiers in selective alkyne hydrogenation: silver and gold nanocatalysts in flow mode for sustainable alkene production, Gianvito Vilé and Javier Pérez-Ramírez, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 13476. Topic areas: Catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering; Multiphase and reacting flows; Sustainable reaction engineering.

Continuous flow chemistry: a discovery tool for new chemical reactivity patterns, Jan Hartwig, Jan B. Metternich, Nikzad Nikbin, Andreas Kirschning and Steven V. Ley, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12, 3611. Topic areas: Multiphase and reacting flows; New reactions and reaction optimisation.

Continuous synthesis of artemisinin-derived medicines, Kerry Gilmore, Daniel Kopetzki, Ju Weon Lee,  Zoltán Horváth, D. Tyler McQuade, Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern and Peter H. Seeberger, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 12652. Topic areas: Emerging reactor technologies; Multiphase and reacting flows.

End-to-end continuous flow synthesis and purification of diphenhydramine hydrochloride featuring atom economy, in-line separation, and flow of molten ammonium salts, David R. Snead and Timothy F. Jamison, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 2822. Topic areas: Sustainable reaction engineering; Multiphase and reacting flows.

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