Synthesis 2016; 48(15): 2343-2360
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561644
short review
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Recent Progresses towards the Strengthening of Cyclopropene Chemistry

Rubén Vicente*
Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica and Instituto de Química Organometálica ‘Enrique Moles’, Universidad de Oviedo, C/Julián Clavería 6, 33006-Oviedo, Spain   Email: [email protected]
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Publication History

Received: 07 April 2016

Accepted: 18 April 2016

Publication Date:
03 June 2016 (online)


Abstract

This short review focuses on the most relevant achievements in the field of cyclopropene chemistry including their syntheses, reactivities, and applications. As the chemistry of cyclopropenes has rapidly evolved in the last few years, valuable implementations on synthetic approaches are nowadays available. Moreover, exciting and useful applications by means of cyclopropenes in organic synthesis and other research areas have also been disclosed. Herein, an overview covering advances accomplished from 2011 until the beginning of 2016 is presented.

1 Introduction

2 Progress on Cyclopropene Syntheses

3 Reactivity of Cyclopropenes

3.1 Carbometalations and Related Reactions

3.2 Cycloisomerizations to Furan Derivatives and Related Reactions

3.3 Cyclopropene Isomerization to Vinyl Carbene Intermediates

3.4 Miscellanea of Reactions

4 Applications of Cyclopropenes

5 Conclusion

 
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