”A Direct Ylide Transfer to Carbonyl Derivatives and Heteroaromatic Compounds”
X. Huang, R. Goddard, N. Maulide, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 8979. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201002919
Power transfer: The title reaction proceeds under mild conditions (room temperature, short reaction times) and directly affords sulfonium ylides from active methylene compounds and heteroaromatics in a single step and in high yields. A detailed comparative structural analysis of a variety of ylides is presented and the implications of structure on the reactivity of these compounds are discussed.