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Current Chinese Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 2666-0016
ISSN (Online): 2666-0008

Review Article (Mini-Review)

Recent Advances of Calcium Carbide in Organic Reactions

Author(s): Fan-Lin Zeng, Qi-Yan Lv, Xiao-Lan Chen* and Bing Yu*

Volume 1 , Issue 1 , 2021

Published on: 17 August, 2020

Page: [3 - 10] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/2666001601999200817111836


Calcium carbide (CaC2) as an important raw material has been widely used in inorganic chemistry, nanomaterials, supramolecular and other fields. In recent years, calcium carbide has been applied as an inexpensive, safe, green, and sustainable acetylene source in organic synthesis. This mini-review summarizes the latest progress of calcium carbide as a surrogate of acetylene gas in organic reactions for the construction of C-C, C-N, C-S, and C-O bonds.

Keywords: Calcium carbide, organic reaction, acetylene, sustainable, palladium, copper.

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