Month: April 2017

3-Part Series in Eur. J. Org. Chem. is out!

The 3-part series of papers study on the ring expansion reactions of the octaethyloxochlorins “Surprising Outcomes of Classic Ring Expansion Conditions Applied to Octaethyloxochlorin” is out (Part 1. Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation Conditions’ Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 1820–1825. Part 2. Beckmann Rearrangement Conditions. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 1826–1834, and Part 3. Schmidt Reaction Conditions). All contributions were led by Ruoshi Li, the crystal structures were provided by Matt Zeller, and the Part 2 is the full paper of the work began by Eileen Meehan. The series was also highlighted by a cover page. We learn from this work that hardly anything goes as planned in porphyrin chemistry!