Highlights in Organic Chemistry ( Catalytic Asymmetric Acyl-transfer Mediated by Chiral Pyridine Derivatives )

Author(s): Stephen J. Connon.

Journal Name: Letters in Organic Chemistry

Volume 3 , Issue 5 , 2006

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Abstract:

Efficient small-molecule organocatalysis of asymmetric acyl-transfer reactions is a young field only a decade old. This highlight article reviews successes in this area with a focus on readily prepared aminopyridine-derived chiral catalysts for the kinetic resolution of sec-alcohols and a range of other synthetically useful transformations.

Keywords: pyridine, asymmetric synthesis, acyl-transfer, nucleophilic catalysis, nucleophile, Organocatalysis

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VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2006
Page: [333 - 338]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/157017806776611908
Price: $65

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