Catalysis with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes under Oxidative Conditions

Authors

  • Dr. Suman De Sarkar,

    1. Institute of Organic Chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Corrensstrasse 40, 48149 Münster (Germany), Fax: (+49) 2518336523
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  • Anup Biswas,

    1. Institute of Organic Chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Corrensstrasse 40, 48149 Münster (Germany), Fax: (+49) 2518336523
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  • Ramesh C. Samanta,

    1. Institute of Organic Chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Corrensstrasse 40, 48149 Münster (Germany), Fax: (+49) 2518336523
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  • Prof. Dr. Armido Studer

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Organic Chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Corrensstrasse 40, 48149 Münster (Germany), Fax: (+49) 2518336523
    • Institute of Organic Chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Corrensstrasse 40, 48149 Münster (Germany), Fax: (+49) 2518336523
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Abstract

This Concept article discusses the potential of oxidative carbene catalysis in synthesis and comprehensively covers pioneering studies as well as recent developments. Oxidative carbene catalysis can be conducted by using inorganic and organic oxidants. Applications in cascade processes, in enantioselective catalysis, and also in natural product synthesis are discussed.

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