Huang Group
School of Chemical Biology & Biotechnology

Huan Sun’s work has been published in Synlett!


Recent Progress in the Development of Multitasking Directing Groups for Carbon-Hydrogen Activation Reactions

Huan Sun and Yong Huang*, Synlett 2015, 26, 2751. (Invited Account)

Selective carbon–hydrogen activation reactions can be accomplished in a predictive manner using directing auxiliaries. However, the majority of directing groups discovered to date are difficult to remove or to transform into a desirable functionality. Recently, removable, cleavable, and redox-neutral directing groups have been developed that significantly broaden both the substrate scope and synthetic diversity of carbon–hydrogen functionalization reactions. In this short account, we summarize recent progress we have made in the development of multitasking (removable, cleavable, redox-neutral, manipulable) directing groups for carbon–hydrogen activation reactions.