Financial support was provided by the NIHGMS (R01 GM078201-01-01), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EGIDE, Lavoisier fellowship for M.A.), Merck and Amgen. The would like to thank J. W. L. Hammett for help with the described racemization studies. SOMO=singly occupied molecular orbital.
Enantioselective Linchpin Catalysis by SOMO Catalysis: An Approach to the Asymmetric α-Chlorination of Aldehydes and Terminal Epoxide Formation†
Article first published online: 12 JUN 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 48, Issue 28, pages 5121–5124, June 29, 2009
How to Cite
Amatore, M., Beeson, Teresa D., Brown, Sean P. and MacMillan, David W. C. (2009), Enantioselective Linchpin Catalysis by SOMO Catalysis: An Approach to the Asymmetric α-Chlorination of Aldehydes and Terminal Epoxide Formation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48: 5121–5124. doi: 10.1002/anie.200901855
- Issue published online: 25 JUN 2009
- Article first published online: 12 JUN 2009
- Manuscript Received: 6 APR 2009
- NIHGMS. Grant Number: R01 GM078201-01-01
- French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- asymmetric catalysis;
Time for SOme MOre: For the first time SOMO (singly occupied molecular orbital) activation has been exploited to allow a new approach to the α-chlorination of aldehydes. This transformation can be readily implemented as part of a linchpin catalysis approach to the enantioselective production of terminal epoxides.