Nicolaou et al. (JACS)
Nicolaou et al. does some medicinal chemistry on prostaglandins. Take a look at this Bobbit‘s salt protocol for deprotection/oxidation combo. It seems like they overload the reaction, compared to the original paper, which used 3 equivalents of the oxidant, but who cares if it works?
Moragas et al (ACIE)
Unprecedented (c) sigmatropic rearrangement of aziridines into sulfoximines.
And De Kimpe’s rearrangement for comparison.
Li et al (ACIE)
I’m not sure I would buy the proposed mechanism for the conversion below. The authors skip ‘−H2‘ step and get away with it by simply writing “the imine intermediate 44 […] underwent tautomerization and a key decarboxylation to generate 45 with higher oxidation state.” Something else is clearly happening under that −CO2 arrow and it’s not mere tautomerization.
Wappes et al (ACIE)
So similar, yet so different halogens. I guess, NaF won’t give anything useful under these conditions.