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Current Organic Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1385-2728
ISSN (Online): 1875-5348

Camphor-Derivatives in Asymmetric Organocatalysis – Synthesis and Application

Author(s): Uros Groselj

Volume 19, Issue 21, 2015

Page: [2048 - 2074] Pages: 27

DOI: 10.2174/1385272819666150713180204

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The first part of the review brings forth the detailed synthesis of the known camphor-derived organocatalysts. Most synthetic steps are operationally simple, enabling the preparation of the corresponding catalysts on a larger scale. Frequently, the bicyclic framework of camphor is connected with a proline-derivative through a suitable spacer, which enables the preparation of a library of organocatalysts needed for the fine-tuning of a selected stereoselective transformation. The second part of the review focuses on the application of camphor-derived organocatalysts in various fields of asymmetric organocatalysis. Catalytic reactions are often conducted under mild reaction conditions giving the corresponding products in good to excellent stereoselectivities.

Keywords: Camphor, ketopinic acid, camphorsulfonic acid, proline, pyrrolidine, asymmetric organocatalysis, N-heterocyclic carbene.

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