Generalization possibilities of autocatalytic absolute enantioselective synthesis

Károly Micskei, Marco Maioli, Claudia Zucchi, Luciano Caglioti, Gyula Pályi

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A simple empirical formula enables the quantitative description of chiral autocatalysis. This formula was used for the prediction of the number of consecutive autocatalytic reaction cycles needed to obtain a high enantiomeric excess without chiral auxiliary or an asymmetric physical field (absolute enantioselective synthesis). The results show, that even less selective Soai-type systems can be used for absolute enantioselective synthesis, which, therefore, appears to be a fairly general phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2960-2962
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Asymmetry
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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