The Heck Reaction vs. the Hell Reaction

Again this year, there is no winner in our essay contest to address the question: “Which Is Better, the Heck Reaction or the Hell Reaction?” The contest entrants and the more numerous potential entrants were uninspired by the two info sources we suggested:

Recent Developments and New Perspectives in the Heck Reaction,” Walter Cabri and Ilaria Candiani, Accounts of Chemical Reactions, vol. 28,no. 1, 1995, pp 2–7.

Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky reaction,” in Name Reactions, 2006, pp. 291-2.