Victor Laserna

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An aluminum complex based on an amino triphenolate ligand scaffold shows unprecedented high activity (initial TOFs up to 36,000 h(-1)), broad substrate scope, and functional group tolerance in the formation of highly functional organic carbonates prepared from epoxides and CO(2). The developed catalytic protocol is further characterized by low catalyst(More)
The efficient and highly selective formation of a wide range of (hetero)cyclic cis-diol scaffolds using aminotriphenolate-based metal catalysts is reported. The key intermediates are cyclic carbonates, which are obtained in high yield and with high levels of diastereo- and chemoselectivity from the parent oxirane precursors and carbon dioxide. Deprotection(More)
Trans carbamates have been prepared in a diastereoselective approach by a judicious one-pot combination of organic carbonates, prepared in situ, and suitable amine reagents under appropriate reaction conditions. This unprecedented approach allows for stereodivergence from a single oxirane substrate with easy access to both cis and trans carbamate isomers(More)
Al(III) complexes of amino-tris(phenolate) ligand scaffolds have been prepared to attain highly Lewis acidic catalysts. Combination of the aforementioned systems with ammonium halides provides highly active catalysts for the synthesis of organic carbonates through addition of carbon dioxide to oxiranes with initial turnover frequencies among the highest(More)
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