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Pure Appl. Chem., 2010, Vol. 82, No. 7, pp. 1365-1373

Published online 2010-05-14

Efficient cyclization routes to substituted heterocyclic compounds mediated by transition-metal catalysts

Janine Cossy

Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, ESPCI ParisTech, CNRS, 10 rue Vauquelin 75231, Paris Cedex 05, France

Abstract: Cyclizations induced by transition metals such as palladium, platinum, gold, and ruthenium can produce functionalized heterocycles such as 3-(arylmethylene)isoindolones, γ-lactones, and unsaturated δ-lactones.