Dearomatization and Aryl Migration in Organolithium Chemistry

Jonathan Clayden*

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Nucleophilic addition of organolithiums to electron-rich π systems such as aromatic rings or alkenes can lead either to dearomatizing cyclization, to carbolithiation, or to aryl or alkenyl migration. The development and application of these reactions during the 15 years between 1998 and 2013 are discussed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLithium Compounds in Organic Synthesis: From Fundamentals to Applications
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9783527667512, 9783527333431
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2014


  • Addition reaction
  • Aryl migration
  • Cyclization
  • Dearomatization
  • Heterocycle
  • Organolithium


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