Albrecht Berkessel

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A detailed theoretical study of the mechanism and energetics of an organocatalysis based on C=N activation by halogen-bonding is presented for the hydrocyanation of N-benzylidenemethylamine. The calculations at the level of scalar-relativistic gradient-corrected density functional theory give an insight in this catalytic concept and provide information on(More)
This article describes the synthesis of a library of structurally diverse bifunctional organocatalysts bearing both a quasi-Lewis acidic (thio)urea moiety and a Brønsted basic tertiary amine group. Sequential modification of the modular catalyst structure and subsequent screening of the compounds in the alcoholytic dynamic kinetic resolution (DKR) of(More)
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