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    SYNFORM Editor Matteo Zanda (right) with Editorial Assistant Alison Sage (left)



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Congested C(sp3)-Rich Architectures

M. J. Koh, X. Zhang and P. L. Holland describe the synthesis of congested C(sp3)-rich architectures using Fe catalysis.

Convenient Access to π-Conjugated 1,3-Azaphospholes

Jan Weigand reports on the synthesis of π-conjugated 1,3-azaphospholes from alkynes.

Interview with Florian Mulks

This Young Career Focus presents Florian Mulks (RWTH Aachen University, Germany).

Interview with the SYNLETT Best Paper Award Winners 2023

Santanu Mukherjee gives further insights to his award-winning paper on a catalytic enantioselective desymmetrization reaction.

Asymmetric Synthesis of Various Aza-Derivatives of Sulfonyls

Justin Lopchuk describes the asymmetric synthesis of sulfoximines, sulfonimidoyl fluorides and sulfonimidamides.

Chemoselective Pantetheine Synthesis in Water

Matthew Powner investigated on the emergence of pantetheine from prebiotic chemistry.

Interview with Zuxiao Zhang

This Young Career Focus presents Zuxiao Zhang (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, USA).

Stereodivergent 1,3-Difunctionalization of Alkenes

Nuno Maulide used charge relocation for the stereodivergent 1,3-difunctionalization of alkenes.

Photosensitization Enables Pauson–Khand-type Reactions

Rene Koenigs describes Pauson–Khand-type reactions with nitrenes using photosensitization.

Enantioselective Reductive Eschenmoser–Claisen Rearrangements

Nicolai Cramer reports on DAP-catalyzed, highly enantioselective Eschenmoser–Claisen rearrangements.

Interview with John J. Molloy

This Young Career Focus presents John J. Molloy (MPI of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany).

Synthesis of Unnatural Peptides

X. Qin and Q. Ren show a diastereo- and regioselective Co-catalyzed umpolung hydrogenation to create unnatural peptides.

Unified Metal-Free Intermolecular Heck-type Reactions

Wei Shu reports on various metal-free intermolecular Heck-type reactions of alkenes by thianthrenation.

Access to Unsaturated Bicyclic Lactones

Debabrata Maiti, with Haibo Ge and Xinglong Zhang, managed to override conventional C(sp3)–H site selectivity.

Catalytic Olefin Metathesis in Blood

Katsunori Tanaka shows the development of an artificial metalloenzyme–Ru system as a potential catalyst for in vivo drug synthesis.

Interview with C. Rose Kennedy

This Young Career Focus presents C. Rose Kennedy (University of Rochester, USA).

Chiral, Air Stable, and Reliable Pd(0) Precatalysts

David Leitch and Stellios Arseniyadis jointly developed a range of new chiral, air stable and reliable Pd(0) precatalysts.

Photoredox-Catalysed meta-Selective Acylation of Electron-Rich Arenes

Hirohisa Ohmiya reports on the meta-selective acylation of electron-rich arenes.

Interview with Barla Thirupathi

This Young Career Focus presents Barla Thirupathi (IISER Berhampur, India).

Redox-Neutral Conversion of Ubiquitous P(V) Sources

Jan Weigand describes the synthesis of a versatile phosphorylation reagent from P(V) sources.

Interview with Sukalyan Bhadra

This Young Career Focus presents Sukalyan Bhadra (CSIR – Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, India).

Nucleophilic Carbenes Derived from Dichloromethane

Christopher Uyeda describes a method for the synthesis of nucleophilic carbenes.

Interview with Eduardo Anaya Plaza

This Young Career Focus presents Eduardo Anaya Plaza (Aalto University, Finland).

Handling Fluorinated Gases as Solid Reagents

Phillip Milner reports on the use of MOFs in handling fluorinated gases as solid reagents.

Interview with Debabrata Maiti

This Editorial Board Focus presents Debabrata Maiti (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India).

Deoxygenative Suzuki–Miyaura Arylation of Tertiary Alcohols

Stephen Newman presents a Ni/Bi dual-catalyzed method for the Suzuki–Miyaura arylation of tertiary alcohols.

Photosensitized Oxygen Enables Intermolecular Alkene Cyclopropanation

Ramesh Giri shows a radical cyclopropanation of unactivated alkenes under catalytic photoredox conditions.

Synthesis and Properties of Cyclic Sandwich Compounds

Peter Roesky describes the synthesis of cyclic multidecker sandwich complexes.

Mechanism of Rhodium-Catalyzed Acylnitrene Transfer Reactions

S. Chang and D. Kim give mechanistic insights on Rh-catalyzed acylnitrene transfer reactions.

Immunological Evaluation of Escherichia coli O1-Derived Oligosaccharide-Protein Conjugates

K. Toshima and D. Takahashi describe a way to develop an avian pathogenic Escherichia coli O1 vaccine.

Multi-site Programmable Functionalization of Alkenes

Wanbin Zhang reports on the multi-site alkene functionalization via controllable isomerization.

Interview with Daniele Leonori

This Editorial Board Focus presents Daniele Leonori (RWTH Aachen University, Germany).

Interview with Yang Yang

This Young Career Focus presents Yang Yang (University of California Santa Barbara, USA).

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