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The Chemistry of Manganese Enolates

Organomanganese Compounds (2011)

  1. José M. Concellón,
  2. Humberto Rodríguez-Solla,
  3. Vicente Del Amo

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682531.pat0530

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

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Concellón, J. M., Rodríguez-Solla, H. and Del Amo, V. 2010. The Chemistry of Manganese Enolates. Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups. .

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  1. Universidad de Oviedo, Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Facultad de Química, Oviedo, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010


While organometallic compounds derived from other metals have found broad applications in organic synthesis, the use of organomanganese compounds has only recently been developed. In this chapter, we discuss methods of preparation of manganese enolates and their applications in organic synthesis. It is organized taking into account the synthetic method used to generate the manganese enolates. Accordingly, we summarize the formation of manganese enolates from: i) active manganese metal; ii) by deprotonation processes employing manganese amides; iii) by transmetalation reactions; and iv) using trialkylmanganates. Each section shows some synthetic applications of these enolates. In summary, this collection of reports shows the enormous potential of manganese enolates in synthetic organic chemistry. Their easy and mild preparation surely anticipates a bright future for these not-so-much yet used species.


  • amides;
  • enolates;
  • manganese;
  • metalation;
  • organomanganese compounds;
  • transmetalation