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|Title:||Direct asymmetric aldol reactions between aldehydes and ketones catalyzed by l-tryptophan in the presence of water|
|Citation:||Jiang, Z., Yang, H., Han, X., Luo, J., Wong, M.W., Lu, Y. (2010). Direct asymmetric aldol reactions between aldehydes and ketones catalyzed by l-tryptophan in the presence of water. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 8 (6) : 1368-1377. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1039/b921460g|
|Abstract:||Primary amino acids and their derivatives were investigated as catalysts for the direct asymmetric aldol reactions between ketones and aldehydes in the presence of water, and l-tryptophan was shown to be the best catalyst. Solvent effects, substrate scope and the influence of water on the reactions were investigated. Quantum chemical calculations were performed to understand the origin of the observed stereoselectivity. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.|
|Source Title:||Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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