I chuckled a bit when I saw this graphical abstract. I like bromobenzene; I have written about it before.

Disclaimer: I haven’t even read the paper, this just caught my eye while aimlessly browsing ACS Mobile, one of my favorite apps.

Anyway, I figured I’d turn this into a final exam question (pixelation and colors are on me):

final exam question
Org. Lett. 2013, Article ASAP (DOI: 10.1021/ol400650v)

Final exam

Dear undergraduate,

  1. Name reagents and conditions A
  2. Name reagents and conditions B
  3. WTF is IDCP?
  4. Draw structure X with emphasis om the correct stereochemistry and…
  5. …provide a convincing rationale for the observed formation of a single diastereomer

Hint: Look at the final structure. Good luck!


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5 Responses to A kick-ass scheme

  1. Remy says:

    The abstract is very eye-catchy, the truth require more arrows

    anyway it’s a great article ! full of inspiration, as your whole blog 🙂

    • drfreddy says:

      The paper was good indeed.

      I wish I could be more of that inspirational person I hope I am at times. Right now, I’m buried in paper-work. I hate paper-work. I think paper-work can go to hell.

  2. Youssef says:

    2)Iodine dicollidine perchlorate…

  3. milkshake says:

    I am all for some sincere ass kicking. Please when are you going to announce (and handsomely reward) a winner of the “Small compound, big challenge”? The last time when you mentioned, you promised to do it by the end of March 2013.

  4. pcelsus says:

    I am an undergrad and I think I failed 🙁

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