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Enantiodivergent conversion of chiral secondary alcohols into tertiary alcohols
From receptors in the nose to supramolecular biopolymers, nature shows a remarkable degree of specificity in the recognition of chiral molecules, resulting in the mirror image arrangements of the twoExpand
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Science of Synthesis
“Science of Synthesis is an indispensable tome of chemical information organized in an intuitive and logical way. It contains information on nearly every aspect of chemical reactivity and, for me, isExpand
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Mechanism of the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction: a computational investigation.
Accurate calculations are presented on the mechanism of the MBH reaction, focusing on the reaction between methyl acrylate and benzaldehyde, catalyzed by a tertiary amine. We address the mechanismExpand
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Stereospecific functionalizations and transformations of secondary and tertiary boronic esters.
The formation of highly enantioenriched boronic esters through both stoichiometric and catalytic methods has received much attention over the past decade. Accordingly, the transformations of theExpand
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Reactivity and selectivity in the Wittig reaction: a computational study.
The salt-free Wittig reaction of non-, semi-, and stabilized ylides has been investigated on realistic systems using density functional theory (DFT) calculations, including continuum solvation. OurExpand
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Metal- and Ligand-Accelerated Catalysis of the Baylis-Hillman Reaction.
The Baylis-Hillman reaction, the coupling of an unsaturated carbonyl compound/nitrile with aldehydes, is a valuable reaction but is limited in its practicality by poor reaction rates. We haveExpand
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Catalytic cyclopropanation of electron deficient alkenes mediated by chiral and achiral sulfides: scope and limitations in reactions involving phenyldiazomethane and ethyl diazoacetate
Phenyldiazomethane reacts with electron deficient alkenes in the presence of catalytic amounts of transition metal catalyst [Rh2(OAc)4 was better than Cu(acac)2] and catalytic amounts of sulfide toExpand
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