A highly enantioselective organocatalytic oxidative kinetic resolution (OKR) of racemic secondary alcohols has been accomplished using asymmetric organocatalysis. A panel of chirally modified 2-azaadamantane N-oxyls (AZADOs) exhibit superior catalytic activity and high enantioselectivity, allowing us to obtain optically active secondary alcohols with a krel value up to 82.2.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry