In asymmetric catalytic reactions, racemic catalysts inherently give only racemic products, whereas non-racemic catalysts generate non-racemic products with or without a non-linear relationship. Conversely, we report herein as an account a conceptually new strategy for asymmetric catalysis using racemic catalysts wherein a chiral additive selectively activates, rather than de-activates, one enantiomer of the racemic catalyst.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Yuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry