In recent times, organocatalysis has received considerable attention of the chemical community
due to its multifaceted benefits in organic synthesis, and is regarded as one of the hot research
topics in advanced organic chemistry. Organocatalysts offer an alternative platform to the conventional
transition metal catalysis, thereby satisfying several green chemistry aspects. Organocatalytic
reactions have already emerged as powerful tools in the construction of simple to complex molecular
scaffolds, and this research field of topical interest is developing fast with newer concepts. During
the recent past, camphor-10-sulfonic acid, commonly known as CSA, has served as a promising organocatalyst
in performing a huge array of organic transformations. CSA is relatively safe, commercially
available, and cheap. The present review, for the first-time, offers an up-to-date literature on
the developments of CSA-catalyzed organic transformations.
Keywords: Camphor-10-sulfonic acid, green chemistry, organic syntheses, organocatalysis, CSA-catalyzed, molecular scaffolds.
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