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A new generation of chiral phase-transfer catalysts

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Phase-transfer catalysis has long been recognized as a versatile method for organic synthesis. In particular, over more than the past three decades, asymmetric phase-transfer catalysis based on the use of structurally well-defined chiral catalysts has become a topic of great scientific interest. Although various effective chiral catalysts have already been reported and these catalysts were utilized for practical asymmetric transformations, further design and development of new chiral phase-transfer catalysts are still attractive research subjects in organic chemistry due to the high utility and practicability of phase-transfer-catalyzed reactions. This review focuses on the recent examples of newly designed effective chiral phase-transfer catalysts.

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30 Nov 2015
04 Jan 2016
First published
04 Jan 2016

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016,14, 5367-5376
Article type
Review Article

A new generation of chiral phase-transfer catalysts

S. Kaneko, Y. Kumatabara and S. Shirakawa, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 5367
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB02446C

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