The article Ni-Catalyzed Reduction of Inert C-O Bonds: A New Strategy for Using Aryl Ethers as Easily Removable Directing Groups (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 17352-17353), authored by Paula álvarez-Bercedo and Rubén Martín, has been highlighted on the cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
The authors report the development of an efficient Ni-catalyzed protocol for the reductive cleavage of inert C-O bonds. The method is characterized by its simplicity and wide scope, thereby allowing the use of aryl ethers as easily removable directing groups in organic synthesis.On the other hand, Dr. Martín has been awarded the Thieme Journal Award 2011.