Ringing in a new chemical method.
Trost's method involves the use of various metal catalysts and a new silicon-containing compound. These substances initiate the formation of a five-membered ring from two molecules, one containing two carbon atoms and an "activator substituent" and the other containing three carbon atoms to which various other chemical groups may be attached. Surprisingly, the catalysts generally control the nature of the products created.
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|Title Annotation:||reaction that creates five-membered rings|
|Date:||Jan 26, 1985|
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