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Asymmetric organocatalysis

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The field of asymmetric organocatalysis is rapidly developing and attracts an increasing number of research groups around the world. Here we present a brief overview of this area, guided by a mechanistic classification. Accordingly, organocatalysts are categorized as either Lewis base, Lewis acid, Brønsted base, or Brønsted acid catalysts.

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The article was received on 30 Sep 2004, accepted on 06 Jan 2005 and first published on 09 Feb 2005

Article type: Emerging Area
DOI: 10.1039/B415217B
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005,3, 719-724

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    Asymmetric organocatalysis

    J. Seayad and B. List, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005, 3, 719
    DOI: 10.1039/B415217B

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