Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry ›› 2024, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (2): 421-437.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc202308007 Previous Articles     Next Articles



李路瑶a, 贺忠文a, 张振国a, 贾振华a,b,*(), 罗德平a,b,*()   

  1. a 河南工业大学前沿交叉科学与技术学院 郑州 450001
    b 南洋理工大学物理与数学科学学院 化学与生物化学系 新加坡 637371
  • 收稿日期:2023-08-09 修回日期:2023-10-08 发布日期:2023-10-30
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Application of Triaryl Carbenium in Organic Synthesis

Luyao Lia, Zhongwen Hea, Zhenguo Zhanga, Zhenhua Jiaa,b(), Teck-Peng Loha,b()   

  1. a College of Advanced Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 450001
    b Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371
  • Received:2023-08-09 Revised:2023-10-08 Published:2023-10-30
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  • Supported by:
    Start-Up Grant of Henan University of Technology(31401503)

Triaryl carbenium, known as an exceptional Lewis acid, possesses a low-lying lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) that readily accepts an electron pair, which was widely used in synthetic transformations serving as reagent or catalyst. Over the past decade, triaryl carbenium has been used as catalyst, pre-catalyst, co-catalyst and additive in organic synthesis. Moreover, triaryl carbenium as a key intermediate approached to the successful synthesis of tetra-arylmethane. In this review, the application progress of triaryl carbenium in organic synthesis in recent years is summarized, and its diverse functional roles in organic synthesis are summarized, hoping to attract widespread attention.

Key words: triaryl carbenium, catalysis, organic synthesis, metal-free