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Recent advances in N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed achiral synthesis

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Abstract

N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have emerged as powerful and elegant organocatalysts in a variety of newly developed and unprecedented enantioselective transformations due to their unique umpolung capacity. As a supplement to conventional enantioselective organocatalysis, NHC-induced non-asymmetric catalysis has gradually attracted much interest in recent years. Herein, this review aims to reveal the recent developments in NHC-promoted non-asymmetric umpolung transformations resulting in the expeditious construction of versatile achiral natural heterocycles, carbocycles and acylated products.

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The article was received on 07 Mar 2017, accepted on 10 May 2017 and first published on 12 May 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00568G
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
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    Recent advances in N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed achiral synthesis

    Q. Ren, M. Li, L. Yuan and J. Wang, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00568G

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