Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. José Barluenga, Félix Rodríguez, Francisco J. Fañanás, Josefa Flórez
    Pages 59-121
  3. Ana Minatti, Karl H. Dötz
    Pages 123-156
  4. Johann Mulzer, Elisabeth Öhler
    Pages 269-366

About this book


Metal carbene complexes have made their way from organometallic curiosities to valuable reagents and catalysts. They offer novel synthetic opportunities in carbon carbon bond formation based on either carbene-centered reactions or on metal-templated processes which makes them indispensable in modern synthetic methodology. The most prominent metal carbenes are now either commercially available or easy to synthesize and handle by modern laboratory techniques. This volume organized in eight chapters written by the leading scientists in the field illustrates the theoretical background, non-classical nucleophilic and cycloaddition patterns, chromium-templated benzannulation and photo-induced reactions, rhodium-catalyzed carbene transfer as well as the principles and applications of olefin metathesis which coined the progress in synthetic methodology over the past decade. Designed for researchers in academia and industry as well as graduate students it presents the state-of-the-art potential of carbene complexes in modern organic synthesis.


Cycloaddition Ene reaction Inorganic Chemistry Medicinal Chemistry Organic Chemistry Organometallic Chemisty Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21833-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-40910-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1436-6002
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8534
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