Synlett 2014; 25(16): 2258-2259
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1379212
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Activated Cyclopropanes: A Remarkable Breadth of Recent Chemistry

James R. Green*
a  Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4, Canada   Email: jgreen@uwindsor.ca
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Victor Snieckus*
b  Department of Chemistry, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada   Email: Victor.Snieckus@chem.queensu.ca
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Publication History

Received: 03 September 2014

Accepted: 03 September 2014

Publication Date:
18 September 2014 (online)

Abstract

The reactions of cyclopropanes activated by electron-withdrawing groups and electron-donating groups – donor–acceptor (DA) cyclopropanes – and with alkenyl or alkylidene substituents has been an area of recent intense research activity. This Cluster contains contributions from many of the leading research groups in this area, and provides a concise introduction to the rich ring-opening, ring-expansion, dimerization, and cycloaddition chemistry of these compounds.

 
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