01/06/2014  TCI NEWS

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Nanyang Technological University
            Seminar Time :14:00 hrs to 14:45 hrs on Monday, February 10th, 2014
            Seminar Place : Level 2, CBC General Office, Nangyang Technological University
            Café Opening Hours :14:45 hrs to 16:00 hrs on Monday, February 10th, 2014
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National University of Singapore
            Seminar Time :Morning on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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            Seminar Place : S8 Level 3, Dept of Chemistry Office Level, National University of Singapore
            Café Opening Hours : Morning to 16:00 hrs on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Present Campaign from March

Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Research Article

Arylations of nitro(pentafluorosulfanyl)benzenes using a palladium catalyst

Zhang et al. have reported the arylations of nitro(pentafluorosulfanyl)benzenes using a palladium catalyst. In their report, arylations at the ortho-position toward the nitro group of 3-nitrophenylsulfur pentafluoride preferentially proceed to afford 1,3,4-adducts, while in a case using 4-nitrophenylsulfur pentafluoride, compounds diarylated at both ortho-positions toward the nitro group are given as a main product. In this reaction, when aryl bromides with an electron-donating group are employed, 1,5-diaryl substituted compounds are obtained in good yields, while using aryl bromides with electron-withdrawing groups results in 1-aryl substituted compounds being moderately formed. Compounds containing the pentafluorosulfanyl group have been attracting attention as potent building blocks in the fields of pharmaceuticals. Thus, this reaction is a useful synthetic procedure for chemical modifications of them.


C. Wang, Y.-B. Yu, S. Fan, X. Zhang, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 5004.

Product Highlight

Inorganic Hydrides Used as Hydrogen Sources of Fuel Cell

A fuel cell is a kind of power generator which produces electricity by oxidizing hydrogen in oxygen or air. However, hydrogen is not easy to care for due to its being a very flammable and explosive gas. Inorganic hydrides such as lithium borohydride (1), sodium borohydride (2), potassium borohydride (3), and lithium aluminum hydride (4) are relatively-stable crystals. The researchers have investigated fuel cells using them as hydrogen sources. For example, 2 reacts with water and generates hydrogen according to Scheme 1. But hydrogen generation is inhibited in alkaline aqueous solution, and can be regulated by using proper catalysts. In this case, the electrode reaction is represented by Scheme 2 and is able to extract electricity safely.
L0186, S0480, P1681, L0203
L0186, S0480, P1681, L0203-2


S. C. Amendola, S. L. Sharp-Goldman, M. S. Janjua, M. T. Kelly, P. J. Petillo, M. Binder, J. Power Sources 2000, 85, 186.
S. Suda, Oyo Butsuri 2002, 71, 1152.
Z. P. Li, B. H. Liu, K. Arai, S. Suda, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2003, 150, A868.
S. U. Jeong, R. K. Kim, E. A. Cho, H.-J. Kim, S.-W. Nam, I.-H. Oh, S.-A. Hong, S. H. Kim, J. Power Sources 2005, 144, 129.
J. Ma, N. A. Choudhury, Y. Sahai, Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev. 2010, 14, 183.
K. Tomoda, N. Hoshi, J. Haruna, M. Cao, A. Yoshizaki, K. Hirata, 2012 International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), Nagasaki, Japan, November 11-14, 2012.

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Editor’s Greetings

Happy New Year!!
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We think most professors and students will start the second term of school this month and some of you may start new research.  We update new product information every week at the top of our website.    I hope our products will be the best choice for your laboratory in this year.  This is our resolution for 2014! : ) We appreciate your support.
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