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How easy are the syntheses of allenes?

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Allenes have proven themselves to be valuable building blocks toward complex molecular targets, revealing novel applications in natural product synthesis, pharmaceutical chemistry and materials science. The ongoing interest in allene chemistry results in a variety of new methodologies and pathways for the synthesis of allenes. This feature article highlights some of the recent important developments on the synthesis of allenes and the applications on the synthesis of allenic natural products and allenic-based optoelectronic materials.

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The article was received on 17 Dec 2010, accepted on 18 Feb 2011 and first published on 15 Mar 2011

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC05640E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 5384-5418
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    How easy are the syntheses of allenes?

    S. Yu and S. Ma, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 5384
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC05640E

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