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Divergent reactions on racemic mixtures

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Methods that furnish enantioenriched products are crucial in modern organic synthesis. An underutilized strategy to arrive at enantioenriched products is to perform divergent reactions on racemic mixtures, where each enantiomer of the starting material reacts with a single chiral reagent to furnish two separable, non-enantiomeric products that are enantioenriched. Stereodivergent, regiodivergent and structurally divergent reactions on racemic mixtures are discussed in this tutorial review.

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The article was received on 16 Mar 2011 and first published on 31 May 2011

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15069C
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011,40, 4550-4562

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    Divergent reactions on racemic mixtures

    L. C. Miller and R. Sarpong, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 4550
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15069C

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