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Organocatalytic Asymmetric Michael Addition of 2,4-Pentandione to Nitroolefins

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posted on 13.10.2005, 00:00 by Jian Wang, Hao Li, Wenhu Duan, Liansuo Zu, Wei Wang
A novel binaphthyl-derived amine thiourea organocatalyst has been developed and demonstrated to efficiently catalyze Michael addition reactions (using as low as 1 mol % loading) of diketones to nitroalkenes with remarkably high enantioselectivities.