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Web Date: June 30, 2015

New Route To Rare Heterocycles

Organic Synthesis: Surprisingly stable dicarbonyls react to yield unusual ring-based products
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Organic SCENE
Keywords: heterocycles, organic synthesis, N-methyliminodiacetic acid (MIDA), amphoteric

Researchers have created a series of unexpectedly stable boryl-dicarbonyl compounds and have used them to synthesize heterocyclic molecules that were previously difficult or impossible to make.

According to conventional wisdom among chemists, because the boryl-dicarbonyls have multiple reactive groups in close proximity, they should break down quickly. In this new work, however, they are stable and can undergo double-condensation reactions that result in ring formation. The heterocyclic products of these reactions could be useful as . . .

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