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The synthesis of a planar-chiral bisflavin catalyst (1) and its use in asymmetric Bayer-Villiger-Oxidations is described.
S. Murahashi, S. Ono, Y. Imada, Angewandte Chemie, 2002, 114, 2472.


The chemoselective ring opening of N-tosyl aziridines with aldehydes catalyzed by an N-heterocyclic carbene gave carboxylates of 1,2-amino alcohols. A plausible mechanism for this reaction is discussed.
Y.-K. Liu, R. Li, L. Yue, B.-J. Li, Y.-C. Chen, Y. Wu, L.-S. Ding, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 1521-1524.