The Li group uses alkyl carbanions to make greener nucleophilic additions

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Xijie Dai, Haining Wang and C.J. Li have recently demonstrated that carbonyl derivatives could be used in a similar fashion to Grignard reagents using a smart Umpolung strategy and thus replaced organometallic-based reagents for nucleophilic carbonyl addition reactions for alcohol synthesis. For more, read the American Chemical Society - Institut in Green Chemistry report, or the article published in Nature Chemistry

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Chao-Jun Li
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cj.li [at] mcgill.ca