Professor Jason Hein and Curtis Berlinguette had their article selected by an editor at Nature Communications to be featured in the Editor's Highlights webpage. See the article here> The Editors’ Highlights webpage aims to showcase the 50 best papers recently published in an area.
Their article is entitled "Ring walking as a regioselectivity control element in Pd-catalyzed C-N cross-coupling".
About the article:
The phenomenon of "ring-walking‟, wherein a metal catalyst remains bound to a pi system as it migrates to another coupling site, is supported largely by circumstantial evidence. This study provides the first direct measurement of the phenomenon via an in-depth kinetic study of Buchwald-Hartwig animations. These studies will help unlock more efficient routes to valuable conductive electronic materials needed for next generation OLEDS, and flexible solar cells.
Congratulations Jason and Curtis!