Recent advances in N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalysed benzoin reactions

TitleRecent advances in N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalysed benzoin reactions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMenon, RS, Biju, AT, Nair, V
JournalBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Volume12
Pagination444-461
Date PublishedMAR
ISSN1860-5397
Keywordsacyloin reaction, benzoin reaction, N-heterocyclic carbenes, organocatalysis, umpolung
Abstract

N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have emerged as a powerful class of organocatalysts that mediate a variety of organic transformations. The Benzoin reaction constitutes one of the earliest known carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions catalysed by NHCs. The rapid growth of NHC catalysis in general has resulted in the development of a variety of benzoin and benzoin-type reactions. An overview of such NHC-catalysed benzoin reactions is presented.

DOI10.3762/bjoc.12.47
Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)

Foreign

Impact Factor (IF)

2.697

Divison category: 
Organic Chemistry