Ynolate anions

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Ynolates are carbanions having a triple bond in place of the double bond in enolate anions. For the past 20 years, several methods for the generation of ynolates have been developed. Ynolates are ketene anion equivalents, thus ynolates introduce a ketene unit into substrates and the resulting products possess high reactivity. This allows ynolates to undergo unique reaction sequences. This review provides an overview of the syntheses and the reactions of ynolates including recent progress in the area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-374
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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