The increasingly needed synthesis of both enantiomers of a chiral compound usually requires the use of both enantiomers of a chiral catalyst. Several of the usually employed chiral ligands are naturally available in only one enantiomeric form, the antipode often being of labor-intensive preparation. Enantiodivergent asymmetric catalysis has accrued in importance in this regard, in that it allows expeditious access to both enantiomers of a product without any direct modification on the chemical structure of the chiral promoter. Various promising examples will be discussed throughout the review. If available or envisageable, a mechanistic rationale for the observed enantioinversion will be outlined.
|Titolo:||Toggling enantioselective catalysis—a promising paradigm in the development of more efficient and versatile enantioselective synthetic methodologies|
|Autori interni:||GIANNINI, ELIOS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1039/b201455f|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|