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Veni Vidi Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)

A couple of interesting papers published recently on aryl iodination. I sure I don’t need to reiterate how useful iodinated intermediates are in synthesis- most significantly their heightened reactivity in metal catalysed cross coupling chemistry,1 and, more recently their application as organocatalysts in hypervalent iodine chemistry.2 As is common in synthetic science, the intermediates you

Identify the reagents 4: July 2021

The scheme below shows the synthesis of a late-stage intermediate towards AZD9833, a compound identified by AstraZeneca as a selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD) and antagonist that is currently in phase 2b clinical trials for the treatment of ER+ breast cancer. Can you identify reagents or intermediates A, B and C? Answers and a reference

Identify the reagents 3: answers

Last month I posted a scheme from showing Oppolzer’s synthesis of racemic Lysergic acid and asked if you could identify reagents or intermediates G, I, and H. Below are the answers! You can read more here in the full reference: W. Oppolzer et al, Helv. Chim. Acta 1981, 64, 478–481  

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Identify the reagents 3: June 2021

In 1981 Oppolzer published a short, racemic synthesis of Lysergic acid. Below is a scheme of the early steps in the synthesis. Can you identify reagents or intermediates G, I and H? Answers and a reference will be posted in late June, along with another problem. Enjoy!  

Identify the reagents 2: answers

Last month I posted a scheme from a paper by a team from Merck describing the synthesis of a soluble guanylate cyclase (cGC) stimulator of interest for the treatment of hypertension and asked if you could identify reagents or intermediates B, F, and the target compound H. Below are the answers! You can read more here in

Identify the reagents 2- April 2021

A recent paper by a team from Merck describe the synthesis of a soluble guanylate cyclase (cGC) stimulator of interest for the treatment of hypertension. Can you identify reagents or intermediates B, F and the target compound H? Answers and a reference will be posted in May, along with another problem. Enjoy!

Identify the reagents 1: answers

Last month I posted a scheme from a paper by Jonathan H. George et al at the University of Adelaide describing a biomimetic total synthesis of the Rhododendron meroterpenoids rubiginosins A and G and asked if you could identify reagents or intermediates B, D, E and H. Below are the answers! You can read more here

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