Asymmetric Activation of Racemic Catalysts

Koichi Mikami, Toshinobu Korenaga, Satoru Matsukawa, Yousuke Matsumoto, Kuiling Ding, Akihiro Ishii, Thorsten Volk, Masahiro Terada

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)975-986
Number of pages12
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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