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Curiosity and simplicity in the invention and discovery of new metal-mediated reactions for organic synthesis

Motherwell, WB; (2002) Curiosity and simplicity in the invention and discovery of new metal-mediated reactions for organic synthesis. PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY , 74 (1) 135 - 142.

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Abstract

Two organometallic themes of current interest are presented. The scope and generality of the reductive deoxygenation of carbonyl compounds to organozinc carbenoids using zinc in combination with a silicon electrophile is discussed. Alkoxycyclopropanation can be achieved using orthoformates as substrates. Preliminary observations on the development of a rhodium-catalyzed tandem hydrosilylation-intramolecular aldol Sequence are discussed.

Type: Article
Title: Curiosity and simplicity in the invention and discovery of new metal-mediated reactions for organic synthesis
Location: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Keywords: REDUCTIVE ALDOL REACTION, ORGANOZINC CARBENOIDS, CARBONYL-COMPOUNDS, GENERATION, METHYLENECYCLOPROPANES, KETONES
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/74410
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