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The Baylis-Hillman reaction: a new continent in organic chemistry: Our philosophy, vision and over three decades of research

Abstract

This review describes, in brief, the philosophy, vision and long research experience of the senior author (DB) in the area of Baylis-Hillman (BH) [also known as Morita-Baylis-Hillman (MBH)] reaction. It presents a clear picture how the senior author (DB) has, i) uncovered BH reaction which was actually buried in the literature, ii) recognized its high level potential, and iii) initiated a major research program, nurtured, elegantly contributed and popularized it from concealed patent level to the present levels of powerful C-C bond forming reaction attaining the status of a new continent in organic chemistry. While presenting mostly the contributions of our research group this brief review also describes some of the important and relevant contributions from other research groups. This article clearly demonstrates the power of molecules containing three proximal functional groups and highlights the unending opportunities, and challenges offered by this fascinating reaction.

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The article was received on 19 May 2018, accepted on 21 Jun 2018 and first published on 21 Jun 2018


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ02483A
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    The Baylis-Hillman reaction: a new continent in organic chemistry: Our philosophy, vision and over three decades of research

    D. Basavaiah and R. T. Naganaboina, New J. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ02483A

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