An enantioselective Baylis-Hillman reaction catalyzed by chiral phosphines under atmospheric pressure

Tadakatsu Hayase, Takanori Shibata, Kenso Soai, Yasuo Wakatsuki

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2,2′-Bis(diphenylphosphino)-1,1′-binaphthyl (BINAP) catalyzes the enantioselective Baylis-Hillman reaction between pyrimidine- 5-carbaldehydes and acrylates to provide chiral α-methylene ß-hydroxy esters in up to 44% ee under atmospheric pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1271-1272
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jun 21
Externally publishedYes


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