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Efficient Preparation of Optically Pure C2-Symmetrical Cyclic Amines for Chiral Auxiliary

Mitsuo Sato, Yasuhiko Gunji, Taketo Ikeno, Tohru Yamada*

*Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522, Japan, Email:

M. Sato, Y. Gunji, T. Ikeno, T. Yamada, Synthesis, 2004, 1434-1438.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-822366


Optically pure C2-symmetrical cyclic amines were efficiently synthesized from the corresponding diols obtained from an enantioselective borohydride reduction of diketones in the presence of a chiral β-ketoiminato cobalt(II) catalyst.

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Key Words

Azetidines, Pyrrolidines, Piperidines, Reduction of Ketones, Sodium Borohydride

ID: J66-Y2004-2100