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Bifunctional organocatalyst for methanolytic desymmetrization of cyclic anhydrides: increasing enantioselectivity by catalyst dilution

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Abstract

Highly enantioselective methanolysis of meso-cyclic anhydride was achieved with bifunctional organocatalyst containing a quinine–thiourea moiety; unusual concentration, temperature and solvent effects on the enantioselectivity can be explained in terms of a mechanism involving monomer–dimer equilibration of the catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Bifunctional organocatalyst for methanolytic desymmetrization of cyclic anhydrides: increasing enantioselectivity by catalyst dilution

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The article was received on 02 Jan 2008, accepted on 21 Jan 2008 and first published on 06 Feb 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B719811F
Chem. Commun., 2008, 1208-1210

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    Bifunctional organocatalyst for methanolytic desymmetrization of cyclic anhydrides: increasing enantioselectivity by catalyst dilution

    H. S. Rho, S. H. Oh, J. W. Lee, J. Y. Lee, J. Chin and C. E. Song, Chem. Commun., 2008, 1208
    DOI: 10.1039/B719811F

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