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Noncovalent Interactions in Organocatalysis: Modulating Conformational Diversity and Reactivity in the MacMillan Catalyst


  • We acknowledge generous financial support from the WWU Münster, the DFG (SFB 749), and the ETH Zürich (ETH Independent Investigator Research Award to R.G.).


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Intriguing imidazolidinones! Inspired by noncovalent interactions in proteins, a series of electronically distinct MacMillan catalysts were designed. The effect of electronic modulation on ground state conformation, reactivity, and performance was studied in a catalytic setting with intriguing outcomes.

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