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Letters in Organic Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1570-1786
ISSN (Online): 1875-6255

(3R,4R)-2,2,5,5-Tetraphenyltetrahydrofuran-3,4-diol Assisted, L-proline- Catalyzed Michael Addition of Acetone to Nitroalkenes

Author(s): Xiaoyun Hu, Zixing Shan and Chang Qing

Volume 9, Issue 7, 2012

Page: [493 - 496] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/157017812802139708

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(3R,4R)-2,2,5,5-tetraphenyltetrahydrofuran-3,4-diol was employed as additive in the L-proline-catalyzed Michael addition of acetone to nitroalkenes, resulting in upgrading 8-28% ee in enantiomeric purity of the products compared with those without additives.

Keywords: β-nitrostyrene, chiral catalysts, DMSO, ketones, L-proline, michael addition, nitroalkene, acetone, BINOL, enantioselectivity

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