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The radical -NC; organic isocyanides are called isonitriles.
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In 1958 Ugi and his co-workers introduced various methods to form isocyanides by dehydrating formylamines, and from then on the isocyanides were well available.
The chemistry of the isocyanides is profoundly different from the rest of organic chemistry, because the functional group of the isocyanides is the only one that contains a divalent carbon atom [C.
In the usual organic chemistry only a few MCRs are known, and each reaction produces compounds with a similar skeleton and only different substituents, whereas in the chemistry of the isocyanides a much greater variation of MCRs is known.
Since 1958 when Ugi and his co-workers introduced new methods of preparing the isocyanides by dehydrating formylamines [1-3] the isocyanides are well available.
A new era of the isocyanide chemistry began in 1958, when the isocyanides became generally well available by dehydrating formylamines.
In 1959 the four component reaction of amines, carbonyl compounds, acids, and isocyanides was introduced [19], which is now one of the most often used chemical reactions.
Exceptions are some solid phase reactions of three components, and it was recently demonstrated that the prefinal steps of the isocyanide MCRs are three component reactions that simultaneously undergo a-additions of cations and anions onto the isocyanides [23].