Computational predictions of stereochemistry in asymmetric thiazolium- and triazolium-catalyzed benzoin condensations.

The catalytic asymmetric thiazolium- and triazolium-catalyzed benzoin condensations of aldehydes and ketones were studied with computational methods. Transition-state geometries were optimized by using Morokuma's IMOMO [integrated MO (molecular orbital) + MO method] variation of ONIOM (n-layered integrated molecular orbital method) with a combination of… (More)