Molecules 2013, 18(10), 12264-12289; doi:10.3390/molecules181012264
Review

Schiff Bases: A Short Survey on an Evergreen Chemistry Tool

Received: 10 August 2013; in revised form: 18 September 2013 / Accepted: 23 September 2013 / Published: 8 October 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Named Organic Reactions based on Italian Chemists)
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Abstract: The review reports a short biography of the Italian naturalized chemist Hugo Schiff and an outline on the synthesis and use of his most popular discovery: the imines, very well known and popular as Schiff Bases. Recent developments on their “metallo-imines” variants have been described. The applications of Schiff bases in organic synthesis as partner in Staudinger and hetero Diels-Alder reactions, as “privileged” ligands in the organometallic complexes and as biological active Schiff intermediates/targets have been reported as well.
Keywords: imines; Schiff bases; metallo-imines; salen complexes; bio-active-imines
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Qin, W.; Long, S.; Panunzio, M.; Biondi, S. Schiff Bases: A Short Survey on an Evergreen Chemistry Tool. Molecules 2013, 18, 12264-12289.

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Qin W, Long S, Panunzio M, Biondi S. Schiff Bases: A Short Survey on an Evergreen Chemistry Tool. Molecules. 2013; 18(10):12264-12289.

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Qin, Wenling; Long, Sha; Panunzio, Mauro; Biondi, Stefano. 2013. "Schiff Bases: A Short Survey on an Evergreen Chemistry Tool." Molecules 18, no. 10: 12264-12289.

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