Beyond the Pummerer reaction: Recent developments in thionium ion chemistry

Laura H S Smith, Susannah C. Coote, Helen E. Sneddon, David J. Procter

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    Since the early 1960s the Pummerer reaction has evolved to become an indispensable tool for synthesis, and continues to serve as a source of inspiration for organic chemists. In recent years, many exciting advances have demonstrated the broad scope and synthetic utility of Pummerer methodology and the versatility of thionium ion intermediates. © 2010 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5832-5844
    Number of pages12
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number34
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2010


    • Cyclization
    • Heterocycles
    • Pummerer reaction
    • Sulfur
    • Thionium ions


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