Polyleucines of various lengths act as enantioselective catalysts in the aldol condensation between cyclohexanone and various aromatic aldehydes. Polyleucine and other polyamino acids behave as synthetic enzymes in the epoxidation of chalcone and other electron-deficient alkenes. Both reactions are of considerable prebiotic significance.

Enantioselective reactions catalyzed by synthetic enzymes. A model for chemical evolution / S. Colonna, D. Perdicchia, E. Di Mauro. - In: TETRAHEDRON-ASYMMETRY. - ISSN 0957-4166. - 20:15(2009 Aug 12), pp. 1709-1714. [10.1016/j.tetasy.2009.07.007]

Enantioselective reactions catalyzed by synthetic enzymes. A model for chemical evolution

S. Colonna;D. Perdicchia;
2009-08-12

Abstract

Polyleucines of various lengths act as enantioselective catalysts in the aldol condensation between cyclohexanone and various aromatic aldehydes. Polyleucine and other polyamino acids behave as synthetic enzymes in the epoxidation of chalcone and other electron-deficient alkenes. Both reactions are of considerable prebiotic significance.
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