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Chapter 6

Enantioselective Conjugate Addition Reactions Proceeding via Other Types of Activation

In this chapter organocatalytic enantioselective conjugate addition reactions proceeding via a mechanism not covered in the preceding chapters will be presented. In this context, Michael reactions using N-heterocyclic carbenes as catalysts will be covered in the first place, with special emphasis in the Stetter reaction. The use of chiral Brønsted bases or synthetic peptides as catalysts will be covered next, focusing on those systems which do not participate together with H-bonding or enamine activation in the form of a typical bifunctional catalyst. Finally, other miscellaneous organocatalytic conjugate additions have been included.

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