Allenes as Three-Carbon Units in Catalytic Cycloadditions: New Opportunities with Transition-Metal Catalysts

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  • Dr. Fernando López,

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    1. Instituto de Química Orgánica General, CSIC, C/Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006, Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 915644853
    • Instituto de Química Orgánica General, CSIC, C/Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006, Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 915644853
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  • Prof. Dr. José Luis Mascareñas

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    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Centro Singular de Investigación en Química Biológica y Materiales Moleculares, y Unidad Asociada al CSIC, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Avda. de las Ciencias, s/n, 15782, Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Fax: (+34) 981595012
    • Departamento de Química Orgánica, Centro Singular de Investigación en Química Biológica y Materiales Moleculares, y Unidad Asociada al CSIC, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Avda. de las Ciencias, s/n, 15782, Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Fax: (+34) 981595012
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Abstract

Allenes are very versatile synthetic units that are used in many types of catalytic cycloaddition reactions. Most examples reported so far involve their use as 2C-atom components, whereas their participations as 3C-atom components have been much less frequent. In this concept article, we present an overview of this latter strategy, emphasizing on those more recent contributions involving the use of PtII and AuI catalysts, which have uncovered new opportunities in this area.

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