News-Archive 2020

Professor Guosheng Liu 30.06.2020 Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates – New Volume Editor

Professor Guosheng Liu was appointed as Volume Editor for SOS Volume 47, Alkenes.

29.06.2020 Total Synthesis of Phyllanemblinin B

Shinnosuke Wakamori presents the total synthesis of phyllanemblinin B.

09.06.2020 Synthesis and Structure of 1-Substituted Semithioglycolurils

Vladimir Baranov presents the synthesis and structure of 1-substituted semithioglycolurils.

05.06.2020 Copper-Catalyzed Stereoselective Synthesis of 2-Deoxygalactosides

Jianbo Zhang describes a new stereoselective approach to 2-deoxygalactosides.

Case Study – Thomas Duhamel 03.06.2020 Case Study: C(sp3)-H Amination for Pyrrolidine Synthesis

Thomas Duhamel, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain.

  Professor Jahanne G. de Vries 25.05.2020 Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates – New Volume Editor

Professor Johannes de Vries appointed as Volume Editor for SOS Volume 25, Aldehydes

Science of Synthesis – Dual Catalysis in Organic Synthesis 23.05.2020 Dual Catalysis in Organic Synthesis

Dual catalysis has developed rapidly over the last decade, and these volumes highlight the application of synergistic and cooperative dual catalysis as a means of efficiently increasing molecular complexity.

Science of Synthesis – Advances in Organoboron Chemistry towards Organic Synthesis 23.05.2020 Advances in Organoboron Chemistry towards Organic Synthesis

This SOS volume provides a collection of the most useful, practical, and reliable methods for advanced borylation reactions.

19.05.2020 Synthesis of Alkyl-methyl/ethyl Derivatives from N-(Acyloxyalkyl)phthalimides

Rui Shang shows the cobalt-catalyzed decarboxylative methylation and ethylation of N-(acyloxy)phthalimides.

19.05.2020 Synthesis of N-Substituted Ureas from Primary Amides

Vincent Reboul describes a direct and convenient approach to N-substituted ureas.

Professor Zheng Huang 11.05.2020 Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates – New Volume Editor

Professor Zheng Huang to be Volume Editor for SOS Volume 48: Alkanes

04.05.2020 Regioselective Synthesis of 3,5-Disubstituted Pyrazoles

Virginie Ratovelomanana-Vidal shows the synthesis of 3,5-disubstituted pyrazoles from bromovinyl acetals and N-tosylhydrazones.

04.05.2020 Synthesis of Hybrid Chromone/Coumarin 3-Halo-1H-indenes

Rodney A. Fernandes presents the synthesis of 3-halo-1H-indenes via cascade halo-Nazarov-type cyclization.

04.05.2020 Annulation Approach to Tetrahydro-1,2,4-triazinecarboxylate Esters

Jun-An Ma describes the silver-catalyzed [3+3] annulation of glycine imino esters.

SOS 28.04.2020 The Science of Synthesis Advisory Board Welcomes New Members

Professor J. Goodman (University of Cambridge), Dr. Y. Li (MIT), and Dr. D. Wrublewski (Caltech).

Professor Stephen Marsden 28.04.2020 Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates – New Volume Editor

Professor Stephen Marsden to be Volume Editor for updating of SOS Volume 26: Ketones.

Case Study: University Graz – Alexander Pöcheim 28.04.2020 Case Study: Identifying Suitable Strategies for Silole Synthesis

Alexander Pöcheim, Graz University of Technology, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Austria

17.04.2020 Scalable Synthesis of Sphingomyelins

Nicolas Philippe and Serge Pérard present the synthesis of sphingomyelins.

17.04.2020 Synthesis of Polycyclic Indolines

Farnaz Jafarpour demonstrates a new application of palladium/norbornene chemistry.

17.04.2020 Diels–Alder Based Approach to Prenyleudesmane Diterpenoids

Hiroaki Miyaoka describes a concise total synthesis of sunipol.

30.03.2020 Birthday wishes for Science of Synthesis

We celebrate the 20th birthday of SoS. On this occasion we received many birthday wishes.

25.03.2020 Total Synthesis of Glycosyl Flavonoids

Venkateswara Rao Batchu presents the total synthesis of glycosyl flavonoids.

25.03.2020 Total Synthesis of Asparenydiol

Gaetano Angelici and Claudio Evangelisti describe the total synthesis of asparenydiol by cross-couplings.

24.03.2020 Synthesis of the Enantiomers of Thioridazine

Simen Antonsen used an auxiliary-based strategy to synthesize the enantiomers of thioridazine.

18.03.2020 Novel Synthesis of Benzoxazoles and Benzimidazoles

P. H. Tran shows the S/DABCO-promoted reaction of o-hydroxy/amino nitrobenzenes and benzaldehydes.

18.03.2020 A Study of Samarium(II)–Water Allylic Benzoate Reductions

Gregory O’Neil reports on effects of various directing groups on allylic benzoate reductions.

16.03.2020 Formal Synthesis of Pseudolaric Acid B

Naoki Mori presents a formal synthesis of pseudolaric acid B.


We celebrate the 20th birthday of Science of Synthesis. Join us and enjoy 36 articles throughout the year by top chemists to honor the anniversary!

16.03.2020 Metal-Free Synthesis of Hindered 3-Azoindoles

Joanna Wencel-Delord describes the synthesis of hindered 3-azoindoles via C–H functionalization.

Professor Chao-Jun Li 12.02.2020 Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates – New Volume Editor

Professor Chao-Jun Li joins the SOS Volume Editor Team.

11.02.2020 Deoxofluorination of β-Keto Esters with Sulfur Tetrafluoride

Dmitriy Volochnyuk and Sergey Ryabukhin take a close look at safety vs efficacy issues in the fluorination of β-keto esters.

11.02.2020 A Radical-Chemistry Approach to 2-Arylquinolines

Hideo Togo presents the synthesis of 2-arylquinolines from 2-arylethyl bromides and aromatic nitriles.

Professor Jean-Luc Montchamp 29.01.2020 Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates – New Volume Editor

Professor Jean-Luc Montchamp is new Volume Editor for SOS Organophosphorus Updates.

21.01.2020 Novel 2-Substituted Analogues of (–)-Pentenomycin I

Christos Stathakis and Anna Hirsch present novel 2-substituted analogues of (–)-pentenomycin I.

21.01.2020 Detailed Comparison of Ni vs. Pd in Cross-Coupling Catalysis

David Nelson investigates the role of substrate coordination to zerovalent metal complexes.

Professor Alexander Terent'ev 15.01.2020 Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates – New Volume Editor

Prof. Alexander O. Terent’ev Appointed as Volume Editor for SOS Volume 38: Peroxides.

08.01.2020 SYNTHESIS welcomes a new editor!

Prof. Liu-Zhu Gong from the University of Science and Technology of China has joined the Editorial Board of SYNTHESIS

07.01.2020 Synthesis of Sulfonylisoureas via Sulfo-Click Reactions

Stefan Kirsch presents a new method for the synthesis of sulfonylisoureas.

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