Asymmetric induction by helical hydrocarbons: [6]-and [5]helicenes

Itaru Sato, Ryutaro Yamashima, Kousuke Kadowaki, Jun Yamamoto, Takanori Shibata, Kenso Soai

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Abstract

Helicenes without any heteroatoms have been shown for the first time to act as chiral inducers in the highly enantioselective addition of diisopropylzinc to an aldehyde (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1096-1098
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar 14

Keywords

  • Asymmetric amplification
  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Autocatalysis
  • Chirality
  • Helical structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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