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Keywords:

  • arenes;
  • catalysis;
  • cycloaddition;
  • heterocycles;
  • metallacycles;
  • transition metals

Abstract

Recent progress in the synthesis of benzene and 1,3-cyclohexadiene derivatives, and heterocyclic compounds such as pyridines, pyridones, pyrans, pyrimidine diones, etc, has been reviewed. The general mechanistic aspects of the [2+2+2] cycloaddition reaction are discussed. The asymmetric variants of these reactions are also discussed along with the proposed models of asymmetric induction.