In this communication, we report our recent study on the isoselective hydroformylation of propylene – an industrially desired but elusive transformation – enabled by non-canonical iodide-assisted palladium catalysis. The publication was selected by the editors as a Hot Paper.
In this review article in a special issue of Synthesis – “Bürgenstock Special Section 2021 – Future Stars in Organic Chemistry’, we provide an overview of different approaches in the field of C–H borylation reactions mediated by group 9 metal-based catalysts that target the control of the activity and the selectivity of the reaction, with the main focus on recent studies.
In this Perspective, we discuss the challenges of controlling the stereoselectivity of reactions occurring through free-radical intermediates. In the context of the recent work of Yang et al. (Science374, 1612 (2021)), we highlight the opportunities of conducting such reactions (and beyond!) in the presence of engineered enzymes,
After a nice presentation and a scientific discussion with the jury members – Dr. Tatiana Besset, Prof. Frederic Patureau, and Prof. Thomas Ebbesen, Imane successfully defended her PhD thesis and was granted a doctorate title. Congratulations! A suitable celebration has to be postponed (hopefully later this year). Special thanks to the jury members!
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, together with Bernard Feringa and Sir Fraser Stoddart, won Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016! The 2016 Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded for the design and synthesis of molecular machines – the ‘world’s smallest machines’. Jean-Pierre is our third Nobel Laureate in Chemistry at the institute!