β-Amino ketones are of increasing interest owing to their utility as important synthetic precursors in the synthesis of bioactive
molecules and natural products. As a result numerous syntheses of β-amino ketones have emerged in recent years. Of particular significance
are those methods that allow access to stereopure β-amino ketones. This review highlights recent advances in stereoselective syntheses
of β-amino ketones and also illustrates the importance of β-amino ketones as useful synthons.
Keywords: β-amino ketones, amino alcohols, conjugate additions, diastereoselectivity, enantioselectivity, Mannich addition.
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