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Pure Appl. Chem., 2010, Vol. 82, No. 7, pp. 1537-1544

Published online 2010-05-04

Alkynes as “masked” ylides under noble‑metal catalysis

Paul W. Davies

School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

Abstract: Our development of noble-metal-catalyzed reactions that involve the preparation of sulfur ylides directly from alkynes, without employing sacrificial functionality, is reviewed.