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Advances in C-H Activation Chemistry

Advances in C-H Activation Chemistry
Reported by
Benjamin Schroeder

Posted September 15, 2020

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences

Over the past 15 years, Carbon-Hydrogen (C-H) bond activation and subsequent functionalization has revolutionized the way organic chemists approach target-oriented synthesis. The ability to target and manipulate specific C-H bonds in molecules allows chemists to efficiently functionalize, and in some cases, repurpose existing drugs.


In this eBriefing, You’ll Learn:

  • Why C-H activation is such an effective tool for synthetic organic chemists.
  • New strategies for C-H activation and the formation of new bonds to carbon and nitrogen.
  • The limitations of C-H activation and why certain C-H bonds are more/less reactive than others.
  • Future directions for C-H activation chemistry.
Synthetic Shortcuts: Advances in C-H Activation Chemistry