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Asymmetric Cu(ii) catalyses for cycloaddition reactions based on π–cation or n–cation interactions

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Abstract

The rational design of small but highly functional artificial catalysts is very important for practical organic synthesis. Asymmetric Lewis acid catalyses with non-covalent secondary interactions have been developed for enantioselective reactions. This tutorial review describes the concept, design and examples of asymmetric Cu(II) catalyses for cycloaddition reactions based on intramolecular π–cation or ncation interactions between the copper(II) cation and auxiliary Lewis basic sites of the chiral ligands.

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Submitted
06 Apr 2010
First published
06 Sep 2010

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011,40, 163-172
Article type
Tutorial Review

Asymmetric Cu(II) catalyses for cycloaddition reactions based on π–cation or ncation interactions

A. Sakakura and K. Ishihara, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 163
DOI: 10.1039/B924478F

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