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Hydrogen-Bond-Mediated Supramolecular Iminium Ion Catalysis

Authors

  • Dr. Yao Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R. China)
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  • Tian-Yang Yu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R. China)
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  • Hong-Bo Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R. China)
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  • Dr. Yong-Chun Luo,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Peng-Fei Xu

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R. China)
    • State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R. China)
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  • We thank the NSFC (21032005, 20972058, 21172097), the National Basic Research Program of China (no. 2010CB833203), and the “111” program from MOE of P.R. China.

Abstract

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Mod squad: Multiple small molecules appear to spontaneously self-assemble to form supramolecular amine catalysts that have high reactivity, good efficiency, and enhanced turnover numbers. These modular organocatalysts should be applicable to many iminium as well as hydrogen-bond catalytic reactions and provide new insights into asymmetric catalysis.

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