Covalent cyanates and fulminates

Tibor Pasinszki, Melinda Krebsz

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Covalent cyanates are important species in preparative chemistry and widely used as synthetic reagents and building blocks for polymers. Covalent fulminates are hardly studied so far. This review focuses on the synthesis, spectroscopy, structural properties, and synthetic applications of cyanates, X-O-C≡N, and fulminates, X-O-N+≡C-, where the X substituent group is covalently linked to the oxygen atom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1688-1699
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Organic Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011



  • Applications
  • Cyanates
  • Fulminates
  • Spectroscopy
  • Structure
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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