Metal-catalyzed [3+2] cycloadditions of azomethine imines

Uroš Grošelj, Jurij Svete, Hamad Al Mamari, Franc Požgan, Bogdan Štefane*

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[Figure not available: see fulltext.] In the last decade, metal-catalyzed [3+2] cycloadditions of azomethine imines have emerged as a regioselective and stereoselective method for the synthesis of pyrazolidines and pyrazolines. A considerable number of asymmetric reactions proved the viability of metalcatalyzed [3+2] cycloadditions of azomethine imines for the synthesis of nonracemic cycloadducts. This review covers around 50 examples of title reactions that have been published since 2002.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-240
Number of pages27
JournalChemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2018


  • azomethine imines
  • catalysis
  • cyclization
  • pyrazolines
  • transition metals
  • [3+2] cycloadditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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