Recent advances in the metal-catalyzed ring expansions of three- and four-membered rings

Daniel J. MacK, Jon T. Njardarson

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Abstract

New catalytic ring-expansion reactions of strained ring (hetero- and carbocyclic) substrates reported in the last six years (2006-2012) are presented. As evident from the diversity of new approaches, this is a vibrant area of research. Metals ranging from magnesium to gold have been used as catalysts. Some of these reactions allow access to enantioenriched products by employing catalysts decorated with chiral organic motifs (primarily C-2 symmetric).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-286
Number of pages15
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

Keywords

  • catalysis
  • cyclobutane
  • cyclopropane
  • heterocycles
  • ring expansion
  • strained rings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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