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Hyperbranched Polyamines: Tunable Catalysts for the Henry Reaction

Subramaniapillai Selva Ganesan*, Asaithampi Ganesan, Jagatheeswaran Kothandapani

*School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA University, Thanjavur-613401, India, Email:

S. S. Ganesan, A. Ganesan, J. Kothandapani, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1847-1850.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1378534

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Hyperbranched polyethylenimine derivatives were successfully employed as catalyst in the Henry reaction for the synthesis of nitroalcohol products in excellent yields within short reaction times. A one-pot synthesis of β-nitrostyrenes was developed by using ZnCl2 along with hyperbranched polyethylenimine derivatives.

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Key Words

Henry reaction, diastereoselectivity, polyamine, homogeneous catalysis, β-nitrostyrene

ID: J60-Y2014