Toshinari Kasahara

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Chiral discrimination of saturated hydrocarbons has been very difficult to establish, or has not been possible at all. The first chiral discrimination of cryptochiral 5-ethyl-5-propylundecane 1, that is, (n-butyl)ethyl(n-hexyl)(n-propyl)methane, a chiral saturated quaternary hydrocarbon, which is known to exhibit practically no detectable value of optical(More)
Chiral hydrocarbon [2.2]paracyclophanes act as chiral initiators in asymmetric autocatalysis in the addition of diisopropylzinc to pyrimidine-5-carbaldehyde and give highly enantiomerically enriched 5-pyrimidyl alkanol with a reversed sense of the enantioselectivity to that of other [2.2]paracyclophanes with heteroatoms.
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