Functionalized main-group organometallics for organic synthesis

Paul Knochel, Eike Hupe, Wolfgang Dohle, David M. Lindsay, Véronique Bonnet, Guy Quéguiner, Andreas Boudier, Felix Kopp, Stéphane Demay, Naka Seidel, M. Isabel Calaza, Viet Anh Vu, Ioannis Sapountzis , Tanasri Bunlaksananusorn

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Highly functionalized Grignard-reagents can be easily obtained by an iodine–magnesium exchange reaction and further reacted with various electrophiles. Via a B–Zn exchange reaction, a formal Michael addition with umpolung of the reactivity can be achieved. Chiral phosphine ligands can be easily synthesized by a 2.3 sigmatropic rearrangement and used successfully in asymmetric synthesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


  • organometallics
  • main-group organometallics
  • organic synthesis


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