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Light in Aminocatalysis: The Asymmetric Intermolecular α-Alkylation of Aldehydes


  • I thank Prof. Dr. Marino Petrini for helpful discussions. This work was supported by Bologna University.


Following the light: Photoredox catalysis along with aminocatalysis have proved to be the right combination for one of the most challenging asymmetric transformation in organic synthesis: the direct intermolecular α-alkylation of aldehydes.

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