Enantioselective activation of stable carboxylate esters as enolate equivalents via N-heterocyclic carbene catalysts
Chi, Robin Yonggui
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
The first N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) mediated activation of stable carboxylate esters to generate enolate intermediates is disclosed. The catalytically generated arylacetic ester enolates undergo enantioselective reactions with α,β-unsaturated imines.
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