Acetaldehyde: A Small Organic Molecule with Big Impact on Organocatalytic Reactions

Sun Min Kim, Young Sug Kim, Dong Wan Kim, Ramon Rios, Jung Woon Yang

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Abstract

Stereocontrolled formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds through asymmetric organocatalysis is a formidable challenge for modern synthetic chemistry. Among the most significant contributions to this field are the transformations involving the use of acetaldehyde or α-heteroatom-substituted acetaldehydes for constructing valuable synthons (e.g., amino acid derivatives and hydroxycarbonyl). In this Minireview, versatile (enantioselective) organocatalytic transformations are discussed.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)2214-2234
Number of pages21
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Feb 2016

Keywords

  • acetaldehyde
  • aldols
  • carbenes
  • Mannich
  • Michael
  • organocatalysis

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