The redox-neutral approach to C-H functionalization.

@article{Peng2013TheRA,
  title={The redox-neutral approach to C-H functionalization.},
  author={Bo Peng and Nuno Maulide},
  journal={Chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 40},
  pages={13274-87}
}
The direct functionalization of C-H bonds is an attractive strategy in organic synthesis. Although several advances have been made in this area, the selective activation of inert sp(3) C-H bonds remains a daunting challenge. Recently, a new type of sp(3) C-H activation mode through internal hydride transfer has demonstrated the potential to activate remote sp(3) C-H linkages in an atom-economic manner. This Minireview attempts to classify recent advances in this area including the transition to… CONTINUE READING