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LIMA, Marco Edilson F. de and COELHO, Fernando A. S.. The utilization of α, α-dichlorocyclobutanones in the synthesis of natural products. Quím. Nova [online]. 1997, vol.20, n.3, pp. 279-292. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40421997000300009.
The preparation and chemical potentiality of a,a-dichlorocyclobutanones as useful intermediates in the total synthesis of natural products are reviewed. Some aspects related to the recent advances reported in the literature about the mechanism of [2+2] cycloaddition reaction between dichloroketene and olefins are also presented.
Keywords : a,a-dichlorocyclobutanones; dichloroketene; cycloaddition reactions.