Use of a confined space (zeolite) in enantio- and diastereo-selective photoreactions

J. Shailaja, J. Sivaguru, Sundararajan Uppili, Abraham Joy, V. Ramamurthy

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The confined spaces of zeolites have been found to be ideal for carrying out enantio- and diastereo-selective photoreactions. Four methods, (chiral inductor, chiral auxiliary, a combination (chiral inductor + chiral auxiliary) and chiral inductor as a reagent) have been explored and all were found to give reasonable chiral induction on several systems. The uniqueness of zeolites as media although established in this study, the factors that control the high chiral induction in zeolite with respect to solution are yet to be established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-328
Number of pages10
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Chiral induction
  • Enantioselectivity
  • Photoreactions
  • Zeolite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Materials Science(all)


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