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The synthesis of optically active substituted piperidines has been achieved by using four different methodologies. The first one is an intramolecular nucleophilic displacement of activated alcohol moieties that was used to build up the piperidine ring of (-)-prosophylline and (-)-slaframine, and the second one is a ring-closing metathesis of unsaturated(More)
Cdc25B protein phosphatase represents an attractive potential therapeutic target for small molecule intervention because of its central role in positively regulating cyclin dependent kinases and thus cell proliferation, as well as its elevated levels observed in many human tumors. Among the most potent previously identified Cdc25 inhibitors have been(More)
SSR 241586 is a 2,2-disubstituted morpholine, developed by Sanofi-Aventis, which is active in the treatment of schizophrenia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Different strategies have been studied to synthesize this molecule and among the strategies an organo-catalyzed Henry reaction, applied to an α-keto ester, has produced SSR 241586 in excellent(More)
Mirror mirror on the wall: By taking advantage of the unique structural features of L-DNA, the first examples of left-helical enantioselective induction in the field of DNA-based asymmetric catalysis were realized. Most importantly, this approach is the only one that allows a reliable and predictable access to both enantiomers for any given reaction.