Ralph Moser

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An environmentally benign surfactant (TPGS-750-M), a diester composed of racemic α-tocopherol, MPEG-750, and succinic acid, has been designed and readily prepared as an effective nanomicelle-forming species for general use in metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions in water. Several "name" reactions, including Heck, Suzuki-Miyaura, Sonogashira, and(More)
A full account of a recently discovered gold(I)-catalyzed reaction, a cycloaddition of carbonyl compounds to enynes yielding 2-oxabicyclo[3.1.0]hexanes with four stereogenic centers, is presented. The reaction proceeds with very high diastereoselectivity. The scope of the reaction has been investigated. In addition, experiments and DFT calculations(More)
Using the newly introduced designer surfactant polyethyleneglycol ubiquinol sebacate (PQS), as the platform for micellar catalysis, nonracemic BINAP has been covalently attached and rhodium(I) inserted to form PQS-BINAP-Rh. This species, the first example of a nonracemically-ligated transition metal catalyst-tethered amphiphile, can be utilized for(More)
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