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  4. Abstract This Graphical Review provides an overview of amide bond activation achieved by selective oxidative addition of the N–C(O) acyl bond to transition metals and nucleophilic acyl addition, resulting in acyl and decarbonylative coupling, together with key mechanistic details pertaining to amide bond distortion underlying this reactivity manifold. 
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  6. Silver–NHC (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) complexes play a special role in the field of transition-metal complexes due to (1) their prominent biological activity, and (2) their critical role as transfer reagents for the synthesis of metal-NHC complexes by transmetalation. However, the application of silver–NHCs in catalysis is underdeveloped, particularly when compared to their group 11 counterparts, gold–NHCs (Au–NHC) and copper–NHCs (Cu–NHC). In this Special Issue on Featured Reviews in Organometallic Chemistry, we present a comprehensive overview of the application of silver–NHC complexes in the p-activation of alkynes. The functionalization of alkynes is one of the most important processes in chemistry, and it is at the bedrock of organic synthesis. Recent studies show the significant promise of silver–NHC complexes as unique and highly selective catalysts in this class of reactions. The review covers p-activation reactions catalyzed by Ag–NHCs since 2005 (the first example of p-activation in catalysis by Ag–NHCs) through December 2022. The review focuses on the structure of NHC ligands and p-functionalization methods, covering the following broadly defined topics: (1) intramolecular cyclizations; (2) CO2 fixation; and (3) hydrofunctionalization reactions. By discussing the role of Ag–NHC complexes in the p-functionalization of alkynes, the reader is provided with an overview of this important area of research and the role of Ag–NHCs to promote reactions that are beyond other group 11 metal–NHC complexes. 
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  7. ItBu (ItBu = 1,3-di- tert -butylimidazol-2-ylidene) represents the most important and most versatile N -alkyl N-heterocyclic carbene available in organic synthesis and catalysis. Herein, we report the synthesis, structural characterization and catalytic activity of ItOct (I t Octyl), C 2 -symmetric, higher homologues of ItBu. The new ligand class, including saturated imidazolin-2-ylidene analogues has been commercialized in collaboration with MilliporeSigma: ItOct, 929 298; SItOct, 929 492 to enable broad access of the academic and industrial researchers within the field of organic and inorganic synthesis. We demonstrate that replacement of the t -Bu side chain with t -Oct results in the highest steric volume of N -alkyl N-heterocyclic carbenes reported to date, while retaining the electronic properties inherent to N-aliphatic ligands, such as extremely strong σ-donation crucial to the reactivity of N -alkyl N-heterocyclic carbenes. An efficient large-scale synthesis of imidazolium ItOct and imidazolinium SItOct carbene precursors is presented. Coordination chemistry to Au( i ), Cu( i ), Ag( i ) and Pd( ii ) as well as beneficial effects on catalysis using Au( i ), Cu( i ), Ag( i ) and Pd( ii ) complexes are described. Considering the tremendous importance of ItBu in catalysis, synthesis and metal stabilization, we anticipate that the new class of ItOct ligands will find wide application in pushing the boundaries of new and existing approaches in organic and inorganic synthesis. 
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