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Highly Enantioselective Organocatalytic Direct Aldol Reaction in an Aqueous Medium

Vishnu Maya, Monika Raj and Vinod K. Singh*

*Deparment of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India 208 016, Email:

V. Maya, M. Raj, V. K. Singh, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 2593-2595.

DOI: 10.1021/ol071013l (free Supporting Information)


Small organic molecules catalyzed the direct aldol reaction of both acyclic and cyclic ketones with different aldehydes in brine. Excellent enantioselectivities and diastereoselectivities with very good yields were obtained by using low catalyst loadings.

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Key Words

Aldol Addition, Organocatalysis, Green Chemistry

ID: J54-Y2007-2060