The dynamic kinetic resolution of azlactones with thiol nucleophiles catalyzed by arylated, deoxygenated cinchona alkaloids.

Abstract

A significant improvement of the available organocatalytic methods (in terms of product substrate scope and product enantiomeric excess) for the generation of enantioenriched α-amino acid thioesters via the dynamic kinetic resolution of azlactones is reported. C-9 arylated cinchona alkaloid catalysts have been found to be considerably superior to other… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jo202662d

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