Low-Valent Titanium-Mediated Reductive Coupling of Carbonyl Compounds

Author(s): Folami T. Ladipo.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 10 , Issue 9 , 2006

Become EABM
Become Reviewer


This account describes recent organic synthesis applications and developments in mechanistic understanding of low-valent titanium-mediated reductive coupling of carbonyl compounds. Pinacol and McMurry coupling reactions are among the most powerful methods for constructing carbon-carbon bonds, and have served as the key step in the synthesis of various natural and synthetic products. The range and selectivity of low-valent titanium reagents that mediate pinacol and McMurry reactions are discussed. The nature of their active species is discussed in conjunction with relevant chemistry of well-characterized low-valent titanium complexes, all of which serve to inform current understanding of the reaction mechanisms.

Keywords: McMurry coupling, Pinacol Coupling, dl-diastereoselectivities, low-valent titanium reagents, tetracyanoethylene (TCNE)

Rights & PermissionsPrintExport Cite as

Article Details

Year: 2006
Page: [965 - 980]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/138527206777435526
Price: $58

Article Metrics

PDF: 15