Aldol reactions within the RNA world

Magnus Rueping*

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Keep the fire burning: It is hard to find new aspects to the aldol reaction, as a wealth of diastereoselective and enantioselective examples with a range of catalysts are known. However, recent work on template-mediated cross-aldol reactions and ribozyme-catalyzed aldol reactions show that this topic is still hot. Both reports are relevant to the theory of the RNA world. (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1838-1840
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 13 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Aldol reactions
  • DNA templates
  • RNA
  • Ribozymes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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