Synthesis, spectroscopy, and applications of small nitrile oxides

Tibor Pasinszki, Nicholas P.C. Westwood

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Small covalent nitrile oxides are important transient species in organic synthesis and widely used especially for dipolar cycloaddition reactions. Due to their instability, their isolation and characterization are challenging. This review focuses on the generation, spectroscopy, structural properties, and synthetic application of small nitrile oxides, XCNO, where the X substituent group is smaller than five atoms, viz. X= hydrogen, halogen, pseudohalogen, alkyl, vinyl, ethynyl, or nitro.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1720-1733
Number of pages14
JournalCurrent Organic Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011



  • Applications
  • Nitrile oxides
  • Spectroscopy
  • Stucture
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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