Isocyanides (also called isonitriles) contain a nitrogen atom bonded to a carbon atom and an R group, with a resonance structure containing a triple bond, generating a carbanion and a positive nitrogen ion. Due to their unique reactivity, isocyanides are very popular components of a large number of organic reactions, particularly the Passerini and Ugi reactions. Isocyanide-based multicomponent reactions can be used to synthesize a diverse array of important compounds due to their functional group tolerance, as well as high levels of chemo-, regio-, and stereoselectivities. Isocyanides are valuable tools for the preparation of structurally diverse chemical libraries. Isocyanides comprise a diverse range of metabolites produced by terrestrial microorganisms, marine organisms, and plants.

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705438 Potassium 2-isocyanoacetate technical grade, 85% C3H2KNO2
238880 Methyl isocyanoacetate technical grade, 95% C4H5NO2
553344 Isopropyl isocyanide 97% C4H7N
226319 Ethyl isocyanoacetate 95% C5H7NO2
133280 Butyl isocyanide 97% C5H9N
260630 tert-Butyl isocyanide 98% C5H9N
376159 (Trimethylsilyl)methyl isocyanide 97% C5H11NSi
536202 1-Pentyl isocyanide 97% C6H11N
CDS008921 isoamylisocyanide AldrichCPR C6H11N
143081 Phenyl isocyanide dichloride 98% C7H5Cl2N
133302 Cyclohexyl isocyanide 98% C7H11N
58825 tert-Butyl isocyanoacetate technical, ≥95% (GC) C7H11NO2
311367 1,4-Phenylene diisocyanide 97% C8H4N2
CDS014393 4-isocyanobenzonitrile AldrichCPR C8H4N2
CDS008970 3-chlorobenzylisocyanide AldrichCPR C8H6ClN
133299 Benzyl isocyanide 98% C8H7N
594458 4-Methoxyphenyl isocyanide 97% C8H7NO
CDS014610 4-(trifluoromethoxy)benzylisocyanide AldrichCPR C9H6F3NO
41413 2,6-Dimethylphenyl isocyanide ≥98.0% (GC) C9H9N
188204 p-Toluenesulfonylmethyl isocyanide 98% C9H9NO2S
226491 1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl isocyanide technical grade Green Alternative C9H17N
594784 2-Naphthyl isocyanide 95% C11H7N
758140 1-Adamantyl isocyanide 95% C11H15N
51492 Di-tert-butyl 2-isocyanosuccinate ≥97.0% (GC) C13H21NO4