Chemical Transformations of Vinylidenecyclopropanes

  • Lixiong Shao
  • Jianmei Lu
  • Min Shi

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Lixiong Shao, Jianmei Lu, Min Shi
    Pages 1-5
  3. Lixiong Shao, Jianmei Lu, Min Shi
    Pages 7-40
  4. Lixiong Shao, Jianmei Lu, Min Shi
    Pages 41-45
  5. Lixiong Shao, Jianmei Lu, Min Shi
    Pages 47-53
  6. Lixiong Shao, Jianmei Lu, Min Shi
    Pages 55-67
  7. Lixiong Shao, Jianmei Lu, Min Shi
    Pages 69-69

About this book


Modern organic synthesis has paid much attention to the chemistry of small carbocycles. Vinylidenecyclopropanes (VDCPs), which have strained cyclopropyl group connected with an allene moiety and yet are thermally stable and reactive substances in organic chemistry, are versatile intermediates in organic synthesis. In this volume, Dr. Lixiong Shao, Dr. Jianmei Lu and Prof. Dr. Min Shi review their investigations on the chemistry of VDCPs, mainly including the preparation, the reactivities upon treatment with Lewis or Brønsted acid, as well as transition metal catalysts and some other miscellaneous analogues. The contributions aroused a renaissance of cationic intermediates in the chemistry of VDCPs.


Brønsted acid Cycloaddition reaction Lewis acid Rearrangement reaction Transition metal Vinylidenecyclopropanes

Authors and affiliations

  • Lixiong Shao
    • 1
  • Jianmei Lu
    • 2
  • Min Shi
    • 3
  1. 1., College of Chemistry and Materials,Wenzhou UniversityWenzhouChina, People's Republic
  2. 2., College of Chemistry and MaterialsWenzhou UniversityWenzhouChina, People's Republic
  3. 3.Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of OrganometallicShanghai Institute of Organic ChemistryShanghaiChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27572-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27573-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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