A Personal Account on Industrial Collaborations in the Field of C-H Activation

Baudoin, Olivier. (2021) A Personal Account on Industrial Collaborations in the Field of C-H Activation. Chimia, 75 (11). pp. 967-971.

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In recent years, transition-metal-catalyzed C-H functionalization has emerged as a potentially greener alternative to classic cross-couplings and as a powerful tool to access complex functional molecules with improved step-economy. This short account relates our experience of industrial collaborations in C(sp³)-H bond activation, which were key to the development of this topic in our group. The synthesis of the antianginal drug Ivabradine led us to develop a general approach to benzocyclobutenes, which were further employed in peri cyclic reactions. A follow-up study led us to discover a new method to construct arylcyclopropanes; via; double C-H activation and the coupling of two alkyl groups. Finally, targeting the herbicide Indaziflam contributed to develop C(sp³)-H activation as a powerful tool to access a variety of relevant indane motifs. We hope that these successful stories will help to stimulate further fruitful Industry-Academia collaborations in the field of synthetic chemistry.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Synthetische Chemie (Baudoin)
UniBasel Contributors:Baudoin, Olivier
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft
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