The chiral Brønsted acid (1b or 1c) has been shown to initiate the Hosomi-Sakurai reaction of imines with excellent enantioselectivities. The combined Brønsted acid system has been developed to offer a new class of chiral Brønsted acid catalysis. The present system proceeds through regeneration of the chiral Brønsted acid by proton transfer from additional Brønsted acid to silylated chiral Brønsted acid, a newly elucidated mechanism for the role of the additional Brønsted acid.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry