1. Peng-Fei Xu1 and
  2. Wei Wang2
  1. Peng-Fei Xu and
  2. Jun-Bing Ling

Published Online: 18 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118356654.ch9

Catalytic Cascade Reactions

Catalytic Cascade Reactions

How to Cite

Xu, P.-F. and Ling, J.-B. (2013) MULTIPLE-CATALYST-PROMOTED CASCADE REACTIONS, in Catalytic Cascade Reactions (eds P.-F. Xu and W. Wang), John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ. doi: 10.1002/9781118356654.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

    State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, P.R. China

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 OCT 2013
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118016022

Online ISBN: 9781118356654



  • metal catalysts;
  • metal/organic binary catalytic systems;
  • multiple-catalyst-promoted cascade reactions;
  • organocatalysts


Considering the obvious advantages of multiple-catalyst-promoted cascade reactions over traditional stepwise synthesis, this chapter covers recent achievements in catalytic cascade reactions involving multiple catalysts with an emphasis on novel and asymmetric reactions involving two metal catalysts, two organocatalysts, or metal/organic binary catalytic systems, and also discusses some important nonasymmetric cascade reactions of this type. Moreover, the overall chemical processes discussed in the chapter include at least two catalytic cycles and two newly formed chemical bonds, with each separate cycle mediated by one catalyst or by two different catalysts in a cooperative fashion.