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Copper mediated carbometalation reactions

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Since the first discovery of carbocupration of alkynes in the 1970s a tremendous amount of research has been carried out in this field. The exceptionally high selectivities obtained attribute to the great synthetic value of carbocupration reactions. This tutorial review will present the most important features of carbocupration of alkynes and highlight the most relevant reviews. Then a comprehensive review of copper mediated carbometalation of cyclopropenes will follow. The latter method has received much attention over the last decade as it allows the highly selective construction of poly-substituted cyclopropanes which can be transformed into acyclic derivatives bearing one or multiple tertiary or quaternary carbon stereocenters.

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The article was received on 07 Dec 2015 and first published on 25 Jan 2016

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00897B
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016,45, 4552-4566
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    Copper mediated carbometalation reactions

    D. S. Müller and I. Marek, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 4552
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00897B

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