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Cascades, Handovers, and Fluorous Tags

It’s been an year or so since we last saw an publication from Prof. David Procter’s group at the University of Manchester describing their work using fluorous tags. ¬†Previously his group has used fluorous tags in a number of synthetic … Continue reading

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Fluorous Pummerer in total synthesis

Prof. David Procter’s group from the University of Manchester has done a lot of work with fluorous tags, particularly in sulfur chemistry.¬† F-Blog has highlighted several of his publications in the past. (see here, here, and here)¬† Their latest paper … Continue reading

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The Good Samarium, Part II

In an earlier post this year, we described some of the work coming from Prof. David Procter’s group at the University of Manchester using fluorous tags in parallel synthesis efforts. That work used a beta-fluorous sulfonyl carbonyl as precursor to … Continue reading

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Spirocyclic Formation using Thionium Ions

Admit it. You think spirocycles are cool. I do, too. Of all the ring systems, they’re about the neatest looking ones besides some of the real exotics like molecular knots or Mobius strips. Just the fact that you’ve got two … Continue reading

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The Good Samarium

Samarium(II) iodide is one of the reagents you see all the time in the literature. It’s a very versatile source of electrons and can be used in a variety of manners including reduction of halides, deoxygenations, ketyl formation, radical additions, … Continue reading

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