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Recent Reviews on Organocatalysis

1. Aleman, J.; Cabrera, S. "Applications of Asymmetric Organocatalysis in Medicinal Chemistry." Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 774-793.

2. Pellissier, H. "Recent Developments in Asymmetric Organocatalytic Domino Reactions." Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 237-294.

Recent Highlights in Organocatalysis

1. Kim, J.H.; Coric, I.; Vellalath, S.; List, B. "The Catalytic Asymmetric Acetalization." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 4474-4477.

2. Jiang, H.; Cruz, D.C.; Li, Y.; Lauridsen, V.H.; Jorgensen, K.A. "Asymmetric Organocatalytic Thio-Diels-Alder Reactions via Trienamine Catalysis." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 5200-5207.

3. DiRocco, D.A.; Rovis, T. "Catalytic Asymmetric alpha-Acylation of Tertiary Amines Mediated by a Dual Catalysis Mode: N-Heterocyclic Carbene and Photoredox Catalysis." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 8094-8097.

Useful Online Chemistry Resources

· Brooklyn College Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Facebook page
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· Brooklyn College Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) website and blog

Downloadable lecture notes from Prof. Myers (Harvard) course, “Advanced Organic Chemistry: Synthesis of Complex Molecules”

A table of pKa values of a wide variety of functional groups

A table that includes the dielectric constants of common organic solvents

Chemists blogging about chemistry…very cool!

An interactive website where you can quiz yourself on total synthesis. Submit a total synthesis and be added to the list of contributors.

And finally…
Links to many other useful online chemistry resources