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Issue 41, 2009
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Enantiopure sulfoxides: recent applications in asymmetric synthesis

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Sulfoxides are nowadays recognised as powerful chiral auxiliaries that may participate in a wide range of asymmetric reactions. Their high configurational stability, the existence of several efficient methods allowing the access to both configurations as well as their synthetic versatility are characteristic features offering a tremendous potential to develop new applications. Significant recent advances leading to high asymmetric inductions in carbon–carbon and carbon–oxygen bond forming reactions, and applications of homochiral sulfoxides to atroposelective synthesis and asymmetric catalysis are discussed. New uses of sulfoxides in the design of chiroptical switches are also shown.

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The article was received on 22 Apr 2009, accepted on 24 Jun 2009 and first published on 21 Jul 2009

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B908043K
Chem. Commun., 2009, 6129-6144

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    Enantiopure sulfoxides: recent applications in asymmetric synthesis

    M. Carmen Carreño, G. Hernández-Torres, M. Ribagorda and A. Urbano, Chem. Commun., 2009, 6129
    DOI: 10.1039/B908043K

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