Methylenation Reaction of Carbonyl Compounds Using Julia-Kocienski Reagents



Methylenation of carbonyl compounds is an important reaction in organic synthesis. In this mini-review, typical and most often used methylenation reactions are summarized briefly. The new Julia-Kocienski type methylenation reagents are fully summarized together with its reaction mechanism and applications to the total synthesis of natural products.


Methylenation reagents Julia-Kocienski reaction Olefination Carbonyl compounds Heteroaryl sulfones 



This work was partially supported financially by the JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 25410111.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Faculty of EngineeringGifu UniversityGifuJapan

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