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Organocatalytic Name Reactions Enabled by NHCs

Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, 7 Gagarin Street, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
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Materials 2020, 13(16), 3574;
Received: 7 July 2020 / Revised: 7 August 2020 / Accepted: 9 August 2020 / Published: 13 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Organocatalysts: Synthesis and Applications)
Giving reactions the names of their discoverers is an extraordinary tradition of organic chemistry. Nowadays, this phenomenon is much rarer, although already named historical reactions are still often developed. This is also true in the case of a broad branch of N‑heterocyclic carbenes catalysis. NHCs allow many unique synthetic paths, including commonly known name reactions. This article aims to gather this extensive knowledge and compare historical reactions with current developed processes. Furthermore, this review is a great opportunity to highlight some of the unique applications of these procedures in the total synthesis of biologically active compounds. Hence, this concise article may also be a source of knowledge for scientists just starting their adventure with N‑heterocyclic carbene chemistry. View Full-Text
Keywords: name reactions; N-heterocyclic carbenes; organocatalysis name reactions; N-heterocyclic carbenes; organocatalysis
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Dzieszkowski, K.; Barańska, I.; Mroczyńska, K.; Słotwiński, M.; Rafiński, Z. Organocatalytic Name Reactions Enabled by NHCs. Materials 2020, 13, 3574.

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Dzieszkowski K, Barańska I, Mroczyńska K, Słotwiński M, Rafiński Z. Organocatalytic Name Reactions Enabled by NHCs. Materials. 2020; 13(16):3574.

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Dzieszkowski, Krzysztof, Izabela Barańska, Karina Mroczyńska, Michał Słotwiński, and Zbigniew Rafiński. 2020. "Organocatalytic Name Reactions Enabled by NHCs" Materials 13, no. 16: 3574.

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