The (3+2)-cycloaddition reaction involving oxyallyl cations has proven to be a versatile and efficient approach for the construction of five-membered carbo- and heterocycles, which are prevalent frameworks in natural products and pharmaceuticals. The following article will provide a brief summary of recent disclosures on this process featuring chemo-, regio- and diastereoselective oxyallyl cycloadditions with both electron-rich and electron-deficient 2π partners.
Wu, Jimmy and Li, Hui, "(3+2)-Cycloaddition Reactions of Oxyallyl Cations" (2015). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Scholarship. 3652.