The reactions of sulfur ylides with carbonyl, olefin or imine compounds named as the Corey-
Chaykovsky, provide oxiranes, cyclopropane or aziridine, respectively. In this report, we try to introduce this important
name reaction and highlight a comprehensive overview on the applications of this useful reaction in synthetic
organic chemistry and total synthesis of natural products.
Keywords: Corey-Chaykovsky, epoxidation, dimethylsulfoxonium methylide, dimethylsulfonium methylide,
organic and total synthesis.
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