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Pure Appl. Chem., 2006, Vol. 78, No. 2, pp. 197-208

Transition-metal-catalyzed reactions of allenes

Shengming Ma

State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 354 Fenglin Lu, Shanghai 200032, China and Laboratory of Molecular Recognition and Synthesis, Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, Zhejiang, China

Abstract: Pathways for carbometallation of simple allenes and allenes bearing a nucleophilic functionality with RMX have been discussed. The bisallene approaches for the efficient synthesis of carbocycles and heterocycles have been developed.