Asymmetric Strecker synthesis of α-arylglycines.


A practically simple three-component Strecker reaction for the asymmetric synthesis of enantiopure α-arylglycines has been developed. Addition of a range of aryl-aldehydes to a solution of sodium cyanide and (S)-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethylamine affords highly crystalline (S,S)-α-aminonitriles that are easily obtained in diastereomerically pure form. Heating… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jo200528s


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