Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (10): 3203-3213.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc202005079 Previous Articles     Next Articles

Special Issue: 黄乃正院士七十华诞专辑


张慧芳a,b, 邱早早b,c, 谢作伟b,d   

  1. a 河南师范大学化学化工学院 河南新乡 453007;
    b 中国科学院上海有机化学研究所 沪港化学合成联合实验室 上海 200032;
    c 中国科学院上海有机化学研究所 中国科学院能量调控重点实验室 上海 200032;
    d 香港中文大学化学系 香港
  • 收稿日期:2020-05-28 修回日期:2020-06-15 发布日期:2020-06-20
  • 通讯作者: 邱早早, 谢作伟;
  • 基金资助:

Recent Advances in Transition Metal-Promoted Multicomponent Cascade Reactions for Controlled Synthesis of Complex Carborane Derivatives

Zhang Huifanga,b, Qiu Zaozaob,c, Xie Zuoweib,d   

  1. a School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan 453007;
    b Shanghai-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032;
    c CAS Key Laboratory of Energy Regulation Materials, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032;
    d Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Received:2020-05-28 Revised:2020-06-15 Published:2020-06-20
  • Supported by:
    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21772223), the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (No. 18590760800), the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (No. 14306519).

Carboranes are a class of carbon-boron molecular clusters with exceptional thermal and chemical stabilities. They are finding a variety of applications in medicine, materials, and coordination/organometallic chemistry as functional building blocks. To this end, the selective functionalization of carboranes has received growing research interests. Transition metal-promoted multicomponent cascade reactions are particularly attractive since they have the advantages of step- and atom- economy for the construction of complex products from readily available starting materials by simple operations. The recent advances in transition metal-promoted multicomponent cascade reactions for selective functionalization of carboranes are summarized in this focus review. The related reaction mechanisms and challenges in this research area are also discussed.

Key words: borane cluster, carborane, transition metal, functionalization, cascade reaction