Molecule of the Month December

A 'Get [Enantioen]rich Quick' Scheme

The dendralenes have proven to be a fascinating and useful family of fundamental hydrocarbons. Nevertheless, until recently they were yet to be married with enantioselective catalysis, a cornerstone of modern synthesis. The Research School of Chemistry's Synthesis research group, has addressed this, resulting in remarkable organocascades - the very first of their kind.

Green N.L., Lawrence A.L., Bojase G., Willis A.C., Paddon-Row M.N., Sherburn M.S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 8333-8336

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