Huang Group
School of Chemical Biology & Biotechnology

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New frontiers of N-heterocyclic carbene catalysis

Jiean Chen and Yong Huang*, Sci. China Chem., 201659, 251(Invited Perspective)

The multidimensional electronic characteristics of NHC offer great opportunities for catalysis innovation. The synthetic potential of many recently discovered new aspects of NHC remains to be further explored. Deep mechanistic understanding of NHC activation will inevitably lead to invention of new synthetic processes, new catalysts with higher efficiency and selectivity, and novel generic modes of catalysis. We expect this field will continue to blossom and remain at the center of synthetic innovation.

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