Synthesis works, but yields can be difficult to achieve.


Topic Area
Synthetic chemistry (non-biological)
Article Type
Primary Research

Logic / Design


Point of Paper
Very clear
Main Conclusions
Supported by evidence presented

Reproducibility


Key Procedures
Able to reproduce most
# Procedures Attempted
1 to 3
Of Attempted, # Reproduced
Some

Improvements


Replicated Methods Exactly:
Minor Changes
Reviewer Improvements
No improvements made

Versatility


Applicability to Other Fields
Probably not
Use in Own Work
Yes, and it was useful

Clarity


Overall Clarity
Exceptionally clear & well-written

Impact


Impact
Adds some interesting data

Transparency


Funding Sources
Clearly disclosed
Conflicts of Interest
Not aware of any

Other


Safety Concerns
None or clearly mentioned
Reagents
All commercially available

Details


As th electronegativity of the R-groups on the catalyst increases, yields tended to drop below reported values. While annoying, the purity of the finale compound was excellent. 

On a more positive note, the route proposed in this publication can be easily applied to R-groups not inlcuded within this scope of work. 



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