• Lixiong Shao
  • Jianmei Lu
  • Min Shi
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


Vinylidenecyclopropanes (VDCPs) 1, 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. The first synthesis of VDCPs 1 can be traced back to 1959. During the past decades, VDCPs 1 have demonstrated special reactivities, which can be tuned by the electronic or steric effects and nature of the substituents on the skeleton.


Organic Synthesis Carbonyl Compound Reactive Substance Steric Effect Special Reactivity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Materials EngineeringWenzhou UniversityWenzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Organometallic ChemistryShanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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