One-Pot Reactions: A Step Towards Greener Chemistry
Magne O. Sydnes
Affiliation: Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Stavanger, NO-4036 Stavanger, Norway.
One-pot reactions where several reaction sequences are conducted in the same reaction flask are one of the
methods that can be used in order to conduct synthesis in a greener fashion. The chemistry is greener due to the reduction
of work-up procedures and purification steps required compared to a more stepwise approach. In reactions that require a
catalyst it is possible to combine several catalytic processes in the same reaction vessel. By highlighting a few of the recent
success stories where multiple synthetic conversions are conducted in one reaction flask this minireview is aiming to
show the power and benefits of one-pot multicomponent reactions.
Keywords: Cascade reactions, multicomponent reactions, one-pot reactions, stereospecific reactions, tandem synthesis.
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