Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 10

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

49_22/2010Cover Picture: Which Is the Actual Catalyst: Chiral Phosphoric Acid or Chiral Calcium Phosphate? (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 22/2010)

Both are active, the chiral phosphoric acid and the chiral calcium phosphate. K. Ishihara and co-workers describe in their Communication on page 3823 ff. a highly enantioselective direct Mannich-type reaction of aldimines with a wide range of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds. The catalyst, a chiral phosphoric acid, is used in the presence or absence of CaII. The absolute stereoselectivity of the products without CaII is the opposite of that obtained with the calcium phosphate catalyst.

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