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Helical mesoporous silica as an inorganic heterogeneous chiral trigger for asymmetric autocatalysis with amplification of enantiomeric excess

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Abstract

Mesoporous silica has been used as a heterogeneous support for catalysts; however, asymmetric induction by the helicity of inorganic mesoporous silica itself has not yet been achieved. P- and M-helical mesoporous silica was found to act as a chiral inorganic trigger for asymmetric autocatalysis to afford (S) and (R)-pyrimidyl alkanol with >99.5% ee, respectively.

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The article was received on 28 Feb 2015, accepted on 16 Mar 2015 and first published on 16 Mar 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01750E
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 8742-8744
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    Helical mesoporous silica as an inorganic heterogeneous chiral trigger for asymmetric autocatalysis with amplification of enantiomeric excess

    T. Kawasaki, Y. Araki, K. Hatase, K. Suzuki, A. Matsumoto, T. Yokoi, Y. Kubota, T. Tatsumi and K. Soai, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8742
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01750E

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