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Current Organocatalysis

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ISSN (Print): 2213-3372
ISSN (Online): 2213-3380

Low Catalyst Loading, Highly Efficient D-glucosamine-derived Organocatalysts for Asymmetric Aldol Reactions

Author(s): Hanxiao Liao, Chao Shen, Fangyi Shen, Pengfei Zhang and Weike Su

Volume 2 , Issue 1 , 2015

Page: [71 - 76] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/2213337202666141210214540

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Abstract

Glucosamine as a kind of important nature chiral scaffold is widely regarded for its obvious advantages such as cheap, stable and readily available. In this communication, we reported the introduction of L-proline group at the amino functional group of D-glucosamine resulted in several efficient prolinamide organocatalysts, which could efficiently catalyze the asymmetric aldol reaction between acetone and various substituted benzaldehydes in the neat condition. Under the optimized conditions, 0.5 mol% of organocatalyst gave excellent chiral selectivity (83% ee value) with 88% yield, which was higher than that obtained using 10 mol% of organocatalyst.

Keywords: Aldol reaction, asymmetric catalysis, carbohydrate, organocatalyst.

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