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N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Organocatalysis

  • ID: 4433306
  • Book
  • 408 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Summarizing the emerging field of N–heterocyclic carbenes used in organocatalysis, this is an excellent overview of the synthesis and applications of NHCs focusing on carbon–carbon and carbon–heteroatom bond formation. Alongside comprehensive coverage of the synthesis, characteristics and applications, this handbook and ready reference also includes chapters on NHCs for polymerization reactions and natural product synthesis.
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Introduction to NHCs, synthesis, electronic and steric properties

The various modes of action of NHCs in organocatalysis

NHC–catalyzed umpolung of aldehydes: The benzoin reaction

Acyl anion addition to Michael acceptors: The Stetter reaction

NHC–catalyzed generation of homoenolates and related chemistry

NHC–catalyzed cascade processes for carbocycles and heterocycles synthesis

Oxidative NHC–catalysis

Acyl anion free NHC–organocatalysis

Dual–activation in NHC–catalysis

alpha,beta–unsaturated acylazolium generation using NHCs and addition of bisnucleophiles

Non–umpolung transformations in NHC–catalysis

NHC–catalyzed reactions involving saturated acylazoliums

NHC–catalyzed transformations of acid derivatives

Umpolung of Michael acceptors, alkyl halides and imines

Polymerization reactions catalyzed by NHCs

(Dynamic) Kinetic resolution and Desymmetrization reactions using NHC–catalysis

Application of NHCs in Natural products and biologically active compounds synthesis

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Akkattu T. Biju
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