Asymmetric Synthesis of α-Amino-acids by the Strecker Synthesis

  title={Asymmetric Synthesis of α-Amino-acids by the Strecker Synthesis},
  author={K. Harada},
  • K. Harada
  • Published 1963
  • Chemistry
  • Nature
  • THE non-enzymatic asymmetric synthesis of α-amino-acids has long been of considerable stereochemical interest. However, the method of catalytic hydrogenation is the only one appearing in the literature1–8. In this communication, a new method of asymmetric synthesis of α-amino-acids in solution is described. 
    Asymmetric multicomponent reactions (AMCRs): the new frontier.
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    Asymmetric catalysis of the Strecker amino acid synthesis by a cyclic dipeptide
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