Our article on nickel-catalyzed cross-couplings via C–N bond activation is featured in the JACS Young Investigators Virtual Issue! Congratulations to the team, Corey Basch, Jennie Liao, Jianyu Xu, and Jake Piane! Read more on UDaily.
Congratulations to Kelsey Cobb, Javon Rabb-Lynch, Megan Hoerrner, Alex Manders, and Qi Zhou on their recent development of a stereospecific Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling of allylic pivalates to set all-carbon quaternary stereocenters (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.orglett.7b02063)! This reaction is enabled by a simple nickel/BISBI catalyst system, and enables efficient formation of allylic products with internal alkenes.