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Iron(II)-Derived Lewis Acid/Surfactant Combined Catalysis for the Enantioselective Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction in Pure Water



The catalytic asymmetric Mukaiyama aldol reaction in pure water was performed by using a combination of iron(II) dodecyl sulfate, a chiral bipyridine ligand, and benzoic acid. By using the obtained iron(II)-derived Lewis acid/surfactant combined catalyst, the desired products were afforded in good yields with high diastereo- and enantioselectivities.