Copper-catalyzed reactions for organic synthesis

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  1. Editors: Gwilherm Evano, Université libre de Bruxelles, and
    Olivier Riant, Université Catholique de Louvain

Catalysis with transition metal complexes occupies a central place in organic synthesis and has enabled the development of a number of remarkably efficient reactions. Among all transition metals, copper has proven to be one of the most versatile one. In addition to its abundancy and its low cost, copper can accommodate a wide variety of ligands and its accessible oxidation states ranging from 0 to III allow the catalysis of a broad range of processes. They notably include cross-coupling reactions for the formation of carbon–carbon and carbon–heteroatom bonds, (enantioselective) additions to multiple bonds and nucleophilic substitutions, radical processes, selective oxidations, cyclopropanations, cycloadditions, aziridinations... The unique coordination and inorganic properties of copper complexes are in addition also central to their use as chiral Lewis acids or photoredox catalysts.

Most of these copper-catalyzed reactions are commonly utilized both in academia and industry: they are at the core of this thematic issue that will highlight the key role played by copper catalysis in contemporary organic synthesis.

  • Letter
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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 1162–1171, doi:10.3762/bjoc.15.113

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 200–211, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.23

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 212–232, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.24

  • Review
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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 305–316, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.30

Recent advances in photocatalyzed reactions using well-defined copper(I) complexes

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  2. Xavier Pannecoucke,
  3. Philippe Jubault and
  4. Thomas Poisson
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  • Published 23 Mar 2020

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 451–481, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.42

Aerobic synthesis of N-sulfonylamidines mediated by N-heterocyclic carbene copper(I) catalysts

  1. Faïma Lazreg,
  2. Marie Vasseur,
  3. Alexandra M. Z. Slawin and
  4. Catherine S. J. Cazin
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  • Published 24 Mar 2020

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 482–491, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.43

  • Letter
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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 502–508, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.45

Copper-catalyzed O-alkenylation of phosphonates

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  2. Mariña Andón-Rodríguez,
  3. Patricia Gómez-Roibás and
  4. Martín Fañanás-Mastral
  • Letter
  • Published 03 Apr 2020

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 611–615, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.56

Recent advances in Cu-catalyzed C(sp3)–Si and C(sp3)–B bond formation

  1. Balaram S. Takale,
  2. Ruchita R. Thakore,
  3. Elham Etemadi-Davan and
  4. Bruce H. Lipshutz
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  • Published 15 Apr 2020

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 691–737, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.67

Copper catalysis with redox-active ligands

  1. Agnideep Das,
  2. Yufeng Ren,
  3. Cheriehan Hessin and
  4. Marine Desage-El Murr
  • Review
  • Published 24 Apr 2020

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 858–870, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.77

  • Review
  • Published 14 May 2020

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 1006–1021, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.90

  • Review
  • Published 18 May 2020

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 1051–1065, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.92

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