Congratulations to Pingping Duan for her paper published on Chem. Commun.
Congratulations to Pingping Duan for her paper published on Chemical Communication.! Her research interest mainly focuses on the directing group-directed C-H activation for useful heterocycle synthesis. Recently, she has reported an efficient Rh(III)-catalyzed coupling reaction of N-phenoxyacetamides with α,β-unsaturated aldehydes to 1,2-oxazepines via C–H activation/[4+3] annulation. This transformation does not require oxidants and features C-C/C-N bond formation to seven-membered oxazepine rings at room temperature. Further derivation of the 1,2-oxazepines leads to important chroman derivatives. This work has been published on Chem. Commun., named "Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed C–H Activation/[4+3] Annulation of N-Phenoxyacetamides and α,β-Unsaturated Aldehydes: an Efficient Route to 1,2-Oxazepines at Room Temperature".