The enantioselectivities for the reactions of aliphatic β-substituted β-amino esters [RCH(NH2)CH2CO2Et with R = Me, Et, n-Pr, i-Pr, CHEt2, cyclohexyl and Ph] with butyl butanoate in neat butyl butanoate and with 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl butanoate in diisopropyl ether were studied in the presence of Candida antarctica lipase A. Enantioselectivities ranging from good (E = 70-100) to excellent (E>100) were commonly observed, allowing gram-scale resolution of the substrates.
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- Inorganic Chemistry