They used to say that if you thought you had discovered something new in chemistry, you didn’t speak Russian. That is, chances are your “new” discovery was buried somewhere in the Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry, abbreviated Zh. Org. Khim.
Well, we were pleased earlier this week to find a new reaction discovered in Angewandte!
This directing group looked familiar to us, and with a little bit of internet sleuthing, we were able to find a nice Zh. Org. Khim. paper from 2014 showing off this directing group.
Indeed, it took us nearly half a second to find the picolinimide directing group using a Google search!
So does this mean that Journal of Organic Chemistry is turning into the new Zh. Org. Khim?