Büschleb et al. (ACIE)
A collection of OC tidbits selected by Hanessian and Overman groups. Featuring a dozen of natural products, each full of densely-packed stereocenters; 29 oldschoolishly lengthy synthetic schemes including three hundred intermediates that undergo all sorts of electrocyclic reactions and crazy cascades. Read in limited quantities to prevent overexcitement.
And, of course, I liked this guy (or girl?) at the frontispiece (the only thing one can get for free from Angewandte preview without subscription) in high-energy conformation overcoming some activation barrier.
Nicolaou et al (JACS)
KCN loves gold.
Picado et al. (JOC)
Turning failures into victories: if the reaction works, it’s just another row in a table. If it doesn’t, it can be a whole new paper!
Pan, Qin et al. (Org Lett)
A question without answer: how come this stereochemistry
… given this:
Patil et al. (JOC)
Simplicity is the new beauty (via orgchem.by).
Mishra and Biswas (JOC)
Another example of beautiful simplicity.
Babij, McCuscer et al. (OPR&D)
Expanded list of chemical shifts for commond (and not so common but green) solvents [open access!]