10 of the best: catalysis in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

In this latest blog celebrating OBC’s 10th anniversary we bring to you a selection of 10 of the most highly cited articles that cover the area of catalysis. Every single one will be free to access for you to enjoy.

“Frustrated Lewis pairs”: a concept for new reactivity and catalysis
Douglas W. Stephan
DOI: 10.1039/B802575B

Asymmetric organocatalysis
Jayasree Seayad and Benjamin List
DOI: 10.1039/B415217B

The golden gate to catalysis
Anja Hoffmann-Röder and Norbert Krause
DOI: 10.1039/B416516K

Recognition and activation by ureas and thioureas: stereoselective reactions using ureas and thioureas as hydrogen-bonding donors
Yoshiji Takemoto
DOI: 10.1039/B511216H

Organocatalysis with proline derivatives: improved catalysts for the asymmetric Mannich, nitro-Michael and aldol reactions
Alexander J. A. Cobb, David M. Shaw, Deborah A. Longbottom, Johan B. Gold and Steven V. Ley
DOI: 10.1039/B414742A

Mechanistic aspects of transition metal catalysed 1,6-diene and 1,6-enyne cycloisomerisation reactions
Guy C. Lloyd-Jones
DOI: 10.1039/B209175P

Ru complexes bearing bidentate carbenes: from innocent curiosity to uniquely effective catalysts for olefin metathesis
Amir H. Hoveyda, Dennis G. Gillingham, Joshua J. Van Veldhuizen, Osamu Kataoka, Steven B. Garber, Jason S. Kingsbury and Joseph P. A. Harrity
DOI: 10.1039/B311496C

σ-Chelation-directed C–H functionalizations using Pd(II) and Cu(II) catalysts: regioselectivity, stereoselectivity and catalytic turnover
Jin-Quan Yu, Ramesh Giri and Xiao Chen
DOI: 10.1039/B611094K

Primary amino acids: privileged catalysts in enantioselective organocatalysis
Li-Wen Xu and Yixin Lu
DOI: 10.1039/B803116A

[2.2]Paracyclophane derivatives in asymmetric catalysis
Susan E. Gibson and Jamie D. Knight
DOI: 10.1039/B300717K

Do you remember these articles? Have they influenced your work? Share your comments below, we would love to read them.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)