2-aminopyridinium ions activate nitroalkenes through hydrogen bonding

Norito Takenaka, Robindro Singh Sarangthem, Sreehari Kumar Seerla

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2-Aminopyridinium ions were found to activate nitroalkenes toward conjugate addition of heteroaromatic compounds with low catalyst loadings and the Diels Alder reaction with the periselectivity opposite to that observed with metal Lewis acids, raising the possibility that a 2-aminopyridinium core might be a promising catalaphore for the asymmetric catalyst design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2819-2822
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Jul 19 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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