Enantioselective organocatalytic mannich reactions with autocatalysts and their mimics

Xinbo Wang, Yongbo Zhang, Haibo Tan, Yanchao Wang, Peng Han, David Zhigang Wang

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(Figure Presented) The Mannich reactions previously extensively investigated with organocatalysis of L-proline and other related small molecules were reinvestigated with detailed stereochemical analysis of their autocatalysis pathways, through employment of both the products themselves and their close structural mimics as the catalysts. These organo-autocatalytic processes function as meaningful molecular models toward understanding the origin and maintenance of homochirality under biologically relevant conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2403-2406
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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