Enantioselective acylations of 3-amino-3-heteroarylpropanoates (ArCH(NH2)CH2CO2Et; Ar=2- or 3-thienyl or -furyl) were performed in the presence of Candida antarctica lipase A. As a result of the excellent chemo- and enantioselectivities (E >100), gram-scale resolutions were carried out in ethyl butanoate. The hydrochloride salts of the unreacted R substrates and the butanamides of the reactive S enantiomers were thus prepared.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry