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DOI: 10.1055/sos-SD-002-00797

Negishi, E.-i.; Takahashi, T.Science of Synthesis, (20032761.

As discussed in Section, the intrinsic nucleophilicity of zirconiumalkyl and zirconiumalkenyl bonds is rather low. Consequently, relatively little is known about the polar reactions of zirconacycles with carbon electrophiles. One significant exception is the chemistry of β,γ-unsaturated five-membered zirconacycles derived from conjugated dienes which may be viewed as bis(allyl)bis(η5-cyclopentadienyl)zirconium derivatives. Their reactions are discussed in Section Also noteworthy is the ring-expansion reaction of zirconacyclopentenes with aldehydes to produce seven-membered zirconacycles (Section In the 1990s, the reactions of five-membered zirconacycles with allyl ethers have been developed as synthetically useful transformations (Section Although still limited, the overall scope of the reactions of zirconacycles with carbon electrophiles is becoming broader.