Carbene catalysis: Beyond the benzoin and stetter reactions

Benoit Cardinal-David, Karl A. Scheidt*

*Corresponding author for this work

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6 Scopus citations


The discovery and development of new N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed reaction is described. Based on inspiration from nature, we have taken thiazolium-based approaches to umpolung reactivity and invented a suite of related reactions involving acyl anions, homoenolate, and enolate nucleophiles all generated under catalytic conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInventing Reactions
EditorsLukas Goossen
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameTopics in Organometallic Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1436-6002


  • Asymmetric methodology
  • Biomimetic
  • Catalysis
  • Lewis base
  • Umpolung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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