The Twisted Amide 2-Quinuclidone: 60 Years in the Making

Jonathan Clayden, Wesley J. Moran

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No longer left to the imagination: Non-planar amides have intrigued chemists for decades. This year, a story 60 years in the making came to an end: 2-quinuclidone has finally been synthesized and isolated in the form of its HBF4 salt (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7118-7120
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number43
Early online date29 Sep 2006
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


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