Helical chiral pyridine N- oxides: A new family of asymmetric catalysts

Jinshui Chen, Norito Takenaka

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Optically active chiral alkyl chlorides are valuable compounds because of their bioactivity and versatile synthetic utility. Accordingly, the ring opening of epoxides with a chloride nucleophile stands as an important goal in asymmetric catalysis. We describe herein recent advances in the design and development of chiral pyridine N-oxide catalysts for the enantioselective synthesis of chlorohydrins,asymmetric catalysis atropisomerism chirality helical structures heterocycles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7268-7276
Number of pages9
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number30
StatePublished - Jul 27 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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