This week’s front cover highlights the work of Simon E. Lewis and colleagues at the University of Bath who demonstrate the applicability of Baddeley’s “aliphatic Friedel–Crafts” procedure to a range of saturated hydrocarbon substrates, and discuss its mechanism with the aid of DFT modelling data.
Aliphatic C–H activation with aluminium trichloride–acetyl chloride: expanding the scope of the Baddeley reaction for the functionalisation of saturated hydrocarbons
Catherine L. Lyall, Mario Uosis-Martin, John P. Lowe, Mary F. Mahon, G. Dan Pantoş and Simon E. Lewis
On the inside front cover is the work of Lei Zhou and co-workers at Sun Yat-Sen University who describe a general synthesis of 2-substituted benzofurans and indoles through a CuBr-catalyzed coupling–allenylation–cyclization sequence.
Benzofuran and indole synthesis via Cu(I)-catalyzed coupling of N-tosylhydrazone and o-hydroxy or o-amino phenylacetylene
Tiebo Xiao, Xichang Dong and Lei Zhou
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|Inside this issue: 1 Perspective, 6 Communications, 12 Papers.|