In this issue, B. M. Trost and M. Rao review the development of chiral sulfoxide ligands for asymmetric catalysis. What strategies for the synthesis of enantiopure sulfoxides are available? In a Minireview, M. B. Herbert and R. H. Grubbs discuss Z-selective cross metathesis with ruthenium catalysts. The Highlights deal with carbon–carbon bond formation through photoredox catalysis (M. Beller et al.) and cyclobutanes for the synthesis of (hetero)cyclic compounds (H.-U. Reissig and R. Zimmer). The 50th anniversary of the Bürgenstock Conference is covered in an Essay by K. Müller and an Editorial by J. S. Siegel.
In the Communications section, S. Rau et al. show how the metal in the catalytic center of a molecular photocatalyst determines the mechanism of hydrogen production (see picture). J. Y. Lee et al. designed dual emitting cores for green thermally activated delayed fluorescent materials, and J. M. Farell and D. W. Stephan synthesized planar N-heterocyclic carbene diarylborenium ions by cationic borylation.
- Angewandte Chemie 17/2015: The Peak of Asymmetry,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54 (17).