• SYNFORM Editors

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



SYNFORM is available as part of the online editions of SYNTHESIS, SYNLETT and SYNFACTS via Thieme E-Journals. This supplementary feature is available free of charge and presents people, trends, and views in synthetic organic chemistry with direct links to all quoted original papers.

Interview with Debasis Banerjee

This Young Career Focus presents Debasis Banerjee (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India).

Migratory Functionalization of Unactivated Alkyl Bromides

Chao Feng and Patrick Walsh describe the construction of all-carbon quaternary centers via transposed tert-C-radicals.

A Flexible Route to α-Diketones by Ozonolysis of Alkynes

George Kraus presents ozonolysis of alkynes as a convenient entry to α-diketones.

Diversity-Oriented Synthesis of Peptide-Boronic Acids

Christian Klein reports on the synthesis of peptide-boronic acids by a versatile building-block approach.

Interview with Miłosz Pawlicki

This Young Career Focus presents Miłosz Pawlicki (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland).

Regio- and Enantioselective Allylic Alkylation of Terminal Alkynes

Changkun Li describes the Rh/Cu-catalyzed regio- and enantioselective synthesis of 1,4-enynes.

Asymmetric Remote C–H Borylation of Aliphatic Amides

Masaya Sawamura presents the Ir-catalyzed asymmetric C–H borylation of aliphatic amides and esters.

Boron-Enabled Geometric Isomerization of Alkenes

Ryan Gilmour uses selective energy-transfer catalysis for the isomerization of alkenes.

Interview with Denis Chusov

This Young Career Focus presents Denis Chusov (Nesmeyanov Institute, Russian Federation).

Total Synthesis of (+)-Caldaphnidine J

Jing Xu reports on the total synthesis of caldaphnidine J, a member of the group of daphniphyllum alkaloids.

Continuous-Flow C(sp3)–H Functionalizations of Volatile Alkanes

Timothy Noël describes a new strategy to convert light alkanes into value-added molecules. via decatungstate photocatalysis.

Baeyer–Villiger Reaction: Peracid Oxidation of Ketones

This Name Reaction Biography presents the history of the Baeyer–Villiger reaction.

Interview with Caleb Martin

This Young Career Focus presents Caleb Martin (Baylor University, USA).

Remote C–H Bond Functionalization/Decarboxylative Coupling with Amines

R. Altman and P. H.-Y. Cheong report a novel methodology to decarboxylatively para-functionalize benzyl ester derivatives.

Total Synthesis of Brevianamide A

Andrew Lawrence presents the first chemical synthesis of brevianamide A.

Reductive Dearomative Arylcarboxylation of Indoles

Da-Gang Yu describes the photoredox-catalyzed reductive dearomative arylcarboxylation of indoles.

Asymmetric One-Pot Transformation of Isoflavones to Pterocarpans

Peter Metz reports a one-pot transformation of isoflavones to pterocarpans and its further application.

Interview with Chao Wang

This Young Career Focus presents Chao Wang (The University of Tokyo, Japan).

Detection of N-Terminal Amino Groups During Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis

Hiroyuki Konno describes a stain protocol for the detection of N-terminal amino groups.

Sequential α-Alkylation/Cobalt-Catalyzed Allylic Substitution

Masahiro Kojima and Shigeki Matsunaga present allyl 4-chlorophenyl sulfone as a versatile 1,1-synthon.

Carbon-11-Labeling Approach by Fluoride-Mediated Desilylation of Organosilanes

Wenhao Qu presents a general 11C-labeling strategy using a fluoride-mediated desilylation (FMDS) process.

Co-Catalyzed Double Hydroboration of Nitriles

Andrey Khalimon reports on the Co-catalyzed one-pot conversion of nitriles into aldimines.

Interview with Xiaozhang Zhu

This Editorial Board Focus presents Xiaozhang Zhu (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. of China).

Interview with Ivan Vilotijević

This Young Career Focus presents Ivan Vilotijević (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany).

Aminomethylation of α-Diazo Ketones with Alcohols and 1,3,5-Triazines

Dong Xing and Wenhao Hu present an enantioselective three-component aminomethylation reaction.

Late-Stage Chlorination of (Hetero)arenes

Ning Jiao describes the late-stage chlorination of various arenes through DMSO catalysis.

Interview with Sachinkumar Modha

This Young Career Focus presents Sachinkumar G. Modha (Uka Tarsadia University, India).

Synthesis of a Mechanically Planar Chiral Rotaxane Ligand

Steve Goldup reports on a planar chiral rotaxane ligand for enantioselective catalysis.

20th Anniversary of Science of Synthesis

In this article Thieme Chemistry is celebrating a milestone in the history of Science of Synthesis.

Photoredox-Catalysed Formal C–H/C–H Coupling of Arenes

David Procter reports the use of the interrupted Pummerer reaction for C–H functionalisation processes.

C–H Bond Activation in Tertiary Alkylamines

Matthew Gaunt presents the first examples of a tertiary alkylamine directed C(sp3)–H activation reaction.

Interview with Pol Besenius

This Editorial Board Focus presents Pol Besenius (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany).

Interview with SYNTHESIS Best Paper Award winner André Charette

André Charette gives insights into the research on the synthesis of cis- and trans-borocyclopropylmethanol.

Interview with Tatiana Besset

This Young Career Focus presents Tatiana Besset (INSA Rouen, France).

Photosensitized Intermolecular Carboimination of Alkenes

Frank Glorius describes an intermolecular, two‐component vicinal carboimination of alkenes.

Cobalt-Catalyzed Radical Hydroamination of Alkenes

Zhan Lu reports a ligand-promoted cobalt-catalyzed Markovnikov-type selective radical hydroamination of alkenes.

Interview with SYNLETT Best Paper Award winner Phil Baran

Phil Baran talks about highlights his award-winning paper on a simple method for electrochemical alkyl C–H fluorination.

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