University Chemistry ›› 2017, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (2): 47-55.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201607006

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Valuable Tools for Organic Synthesis

Kai-Guo MA,Tian LI,Zhen GAO,Wei-Hong LI*()   

  • Published:2017-02-11
  • Contact: Wei-Hong LI


Newly discovered reagents and reactions in the 20th century profoundly boosted the development in organic synthesis and some of them have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Besides carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, other elements in the periodic table are also involved in these reagents and reactions. This paper focused on these elements in organic synthesis, especially those that have received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Boron, phosphorus, lithium, magnesium, aluminum and palladium are discussed in this paper.

Key words: Organic synthesis, Periodic table, Nobel Prize in Chemistry