Over the last decade, several excellent enantioselective total syntheses of important alkaloids using asymmetric reactions mediated by chiral secondary amine organocatalysts as a key step have been accomplished. This perspective article examines the full strategies of these alkaloid syntheses, especially the application of the organocatalytic reaction to construct the alkaloid scaffolds.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry