Organocatalyst-mediated enantioselective intramolecular aldol reaction featuring the rare combination of aldehyde as nucleophile and ketone as electrophile

Yujiro Hayashi, Hiromi Sekizawa, Junichiro Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Gotoh

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(Chemical Equation Presented) The trifluoroacetic acid salt of 2-(pyrrolidinylmethyl)pyrrolidine was found to be an effective organocatalyst of an asymmetric intramolecular aldol reaction, affording bicyclo[4.3.0]nonane derivatives with a high enantioselectivity, in which the rare combination of aldehyde as a nucleophile and ketone as an electrophile was realized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6493-6499
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 17
Externally publishedYes


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  • Organic Chemistry

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