University Chemistry ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (5): 49-59.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201511019

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Umpolung in Fundamental Organic Reactions

Ping Lü*(),Yan-Guang WANG*()   

  • Published:2016-05-23
  • Contact: Ping Lü,Yan-Guang WANG;


Umpolung, or polar inversion, is a basic concept in organic chemistry which provides an efficient way to construct C―C bonds in organic synthesis. Here we summarize the types of umpolung and the related mechanisms in detail.

Key words: Umpolung, C―C bond formation, Organic synthesis