Recent Advances in Transition Metal‐Catalyzed Methylation Reactions

  title={Recent Advances in Transition Metal‐Catalyzed Methylation Reactions},
  author={Guobing Yan and Arun Jyoti Borah and Lianggui Wang and Ming-hua Yang},
Methylation is one of the most fundamental synthetic transformations in organic chemistry, but usually employs hazardous and toxic reagents, such as methyl iodide, dimethyl sulfate, diazomethane and dimethyl carbonate. In order to address sustainable development and green strategies, synthetic chemists have devoted much effort to the discovery and development of new methylating reagents, which are successfully being applied in transition metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. In this review… CONTINUE READING