Popular Organic Reactions - Find What You Need Easily

To help you run some of the most important reactions in synthetic organic chemistry, links to a collection of practical reference information are provided below. Each section contains a basic reaction description, reference reaction protocols, literature references and examples.

For your convenience, all the chemicals you need to set up and run each reaction are also listed, making it so easy to find them that you can get from the web back to the lab in five minutes!


Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction

Carbon-Carbon cross-coupling reactions represent one of the biggest revolutions in organic chemistry and are currently some of the most common reactions in synthetic organic chemistry.

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Amines are incredibly useful intermediates and they are a key functionality of most biologically active molecules. In modern organic synthesis practice, the most common reactions to form C-N bonds, besides the synthesis of amides...

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Amine Protection / Deprotection

The BOC (tert-butyloxycarbonyl) protecting group, chemically a di-tert-butyl dicarbonate (Boc2O), is probably the most common amine protecting group in non-peptide chemistry. The reaction conditions for the amine protection are quite flexible...

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Amide Synthesis

The direct coupling between a carboxylic acid and an amine is competing with the acid/base proton exchange and it hardly is a suitable choice in synthetic chemistry. The most common strategy is the conversion of the acid to an activated form...

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Aromatic Nucleophilic Substitution

The aromatic nucleophilic substitution is an extremely useful tool for the functionalisation of aryl compounds. It has been around since the early 50’s and is still very common in the organic synthesis practice...

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Key Named Reactions in Organic Chemistry

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