Amino acid ligand chirality for enantioselective syntheses

Károly Micskei, Tamás Patonay, Luciano Caglioti, Gyula Pályi

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Amino acids are attractive sources of chirality in stoichiometric or catalytic transition metal/organic chemistry. In spite of easy availability and other advantages, the application of these ligands is hindered by several problems. Now, at the dawn of emerging D-amino acid biochemistry, efforts in this direction are becoming increasingly important. The results of research on application of amino acid ligands for transition-metal reagents in organic syntheses are reviewed in the present work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1660-1669
Number of pages10
JournalChemistry and Biodiversity
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology

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