Acylsilanes: valuable organosilicon reagents in organic synthesis

Hui-Jun Zhang, Daniel Priebbenow, Carsten Bolm

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Acylsilanes are a fascinating class of compounds that display a number of distinctive chemical and physical properties. The unique reactivity pattern of the acylsilane functional group [R-C(O)Si] makes them an increasingly attractive moiety in modern organic synthesis, and as such, they have been utilised in a diverse range of transformations. This review provides an overview of the recent advances in the synthesis and application of acylsilanes in organic chemistry, with a particular focus on the progress made in the last two decades.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8540 - 8571
Number of pages32
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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