Pure Appl. Chem., 2001, Vol. 73, No. 1, pp. 187-191
Recent progress in the chemistry of multicomponent reactions
Abstract: The chemistry of multicomponent reactions (MCRs) and isocyanides belongs to three periods: In the century 18591958, isocyanide chemistry was moderately active and was separate from the classical name reactions of the MCRs. In the next period, isocyanides became well available, and MCRs of isocyanides became the most variable way of forming chemical compounds. The year 1993 began a new era of the formation and investigation of the products and the libraries of the Ugi reaction (U-4CR) and higher MCRs of the isocyanides. This chemistry is primarily accomplished in the industrial search and preparation of new pharmaceutical and plant-protecting products.