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Niobium Pentachloride in Organic Synthesis: Applications and Perspectives

[ Vol. 1 , Issue. 4 ]


Carlos Kleber Z. Andrade   Pages 333 - 353 ( 21 )


Niobium pentachloride has proved to be a powerful activating agent for various organic reactions. This oxophylic reagent possesses a good Lewis acidity and has received increasing attention in recent years. Different outcomes from more common Lewis acids have been achieved in some reactions. In this review, the applications of this versatile reagent in organic synthesis will be disclosed.


niobium pentachloride, lewis acids, organic synthesis


Laboratorio de Quimica Metodologica e Organica Sintetica (LaQMOS), Instituto de Quimica, Universidade de Brasília, C.P. 4478, 70910-970, Brasília, DF, Brazil.

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