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Highly enantioselective organocatalytic sulfa-michael addition to α, β-unsaturated ketones
, S. Selvakumar, V.K. Singh
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Volume: 75
Issue: 6
Pages: 2089 - 2091
"Chemical Equation Presented" A cinchona alkaloid-derived urea was found to be an efficient organocatalyst for catalyzing enantioselective conjugate addition between thiols and various α,β-unsaturated ketones to provide optically active sulfides with high chemical yields (up to >99%) and enantiomeric excess (up to > 99% ee). The reaction was performed with 0.1 mol % of catalyst in toluene at room temperature. A transition state model has been proposed to explain the stereochemical outcome of the reaction. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
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