The Michael Reaction
- E. D. Bergmann, D. Ginsburg, R. Pappo
- in: Organic Reactions,
The porcine pancreas lipase (PPL) type II catalyzes the aminolysis of benzylidene malonates by regiospecific amidation of substrates and afforded the Z-isomer; no E-isomer or diamide byproducts were observed. PPL also catalyzes Michael addition of acetophenone to various derivatives of chalcones.