Organocatalytic Name Reactions Enabled by NHCs

Krzysztof Dzieszkowski, Izabela Barańska, Karina Mroczyńska, Michał Słotwiński, Zbigniew Rafiński
2020 Materials  
Giving reactions the names of their discoverers is an extraordinary tradition of organic chemistry. Nowadays, this phenomenon is much rarer, although already named historical reactions are still often developed. This is also true in the case of a broad branch of N‑heterocyclic carbenes catalysis. NHCs allow many unique synthetic paths, including commonly known name reactions. This article aims to gather this extensive knowledge and compare historical reactions with current developed processes.
more » ... veloped processes. Furthermore, this review is a great opportunity to highlight some of the unique applications of these procedures in the total synthesis of biologically active compounds. Hence, this concise article may also be a source of knowledge for scientists just starting their adventure with N‑heterocyclic carbene chemistry.
doi:10.3390/ma13163574 pmid:32823580 fatcat:aqtjpviqubeb7btlmgkwvblcpe