N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed all-carbon [4+2] cycloaddition-decarboxylation

Sarah Ryan, Lisa Candish, David Lupton

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NHCs activate a diverse range of materials and thereby play a central role in modern reaction discovery. Our studies have focused on the application of NHCs as Lewis base catalysts. We recently developed an all-carbon [4+2] cycloaddition-decarboxylation that typifies this type of catalysis. Herein, the discovery of this methodology, its context and scope are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2275 - 2278
Number of pages4
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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