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Low Ligand Loading, Highly Enantioselective Addition of Phenylacetylene to Aromatic Ketones Catalyzed by Schiff-Base Amino Alcohols

Chao Chen, Liang Hong, Zhao-Qing Xu, Lei Liu and Rui Wang*

*Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China, Email:

C. Chen, L. Hong, Z.-Q. Xu, L. Liu, R. Wang, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 2277-2280.

DOI: 10.1021/ol060526+ (free Supporting Information)


Schiff-base amino alcohols derived from L-phenylglycine are highly effective ligands for the enantioselective addition of phenylacetylene to aromatic ketones to give optically active tertiary propargylic alcohols.

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Key Words

Propargylic Alcohols

ID: J54-Y2006-1390