Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Ei-ichi Negishi, Guangwei Wang, Gangguo Zhu
    Pages 1-48
  3. Paultheo von Zezschwitz, Armin de Meijere
    Pages 49-89
  4. Thomas J. J. Müller
    Pages 149-205
  5. Corinne Aubert, Louis Fensterbank, Vincent Gandon, Max Malacria
    Pages 259-294
  6. Christian Bruneau, Sylvie Dérien, Pierre H. Dixneuf
    Pages 295-326
  7. Back Matter

About this book


Transition metal-catalyzed cascade reactions are an elegant approach to complex molecular scaffolds. Besides their esthetics and increase in structural complexity, they have also become mechanistic challenges for the combination of organometallic elementary steps. As a consequence, cascade reactions have revolutionized synthetic strategies and conceptual thinking. The authors highlight cyclization via carbopalladation and acylpalladation and Heck-pericyclic sequences. They discuss p-allyl palladium-based cascade reactions, Michael-type additions as an entry to transition-metal-promoted cyclizative transformations, and sequential or consecutive palladium-catalyzed processes, and show Pauson-Khand cascades, metal-catalyzed cyclizations of acyclic precursors, as well as cascade and sequential ruthenium-catalyzed transformations. Therefore, the reader finds overview of an exciting and highly dynamic field of a new and innovative methodological concept.


Organometallic chemistry Ruthenium catalysis inorganic chemistry metals palladium transition metal

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