Molecules 2010, 15(2), 917-958; doi:10.3390/molecules15020917
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Organocatalyzed Asymmetric α-Oxidation, α-Aminoxylation and α-Amination of Carbonyl Compounds

Organic Synthesis Research Unit, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Received: 25 December 2009; in revised form: 27 January 2010 / Accepted: 5 February 2010 / Published: 11 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Asymmetric Synthesis)
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Abstract: Organocatalytic asymmetric α-oxidation and amination reactions of carbonyl compounds are highly useful synthetic methodologies, especially in generating chiral building blocks that previously have not been easily accessible by traditional methods. The concept is relatively new and therefore the list of new catalysts, oxidizing and aminating reagents, as well as new substrates, are expanding at an amazing rate. The scope of this review includes new reactions and catalysts, mechanistic aspects and synthetic applications of α-oxidation, hydroxylation, aminoxylation, amination, hydrazination, hydroxyamination and related α-heteroatom functionalization of aldehydes, ketones and related active methylene compounds published during 2005–2009.
Keywords: organocatalyst; chiral catalyst; α-oxidation; α-amination; α-aminoxylation; nitrosoaldol reaction; aldehyde; ketone; active methylene compound

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Vilaivan, T.; Bhanthumnavin, W. Organocatalyzed Asymmetric α-Oxidation, α-Aminoxylation and α-Amination of Carbonyl Compounds. Molecules 2010, 15, 917-958.

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Vilaivan T, Bhanthumnavin W. Organocatalyzed Asymmetric α-Oxidation, α-Aminoxylation and α-Amination of Carbonyl Compounds. Molecules. 2010; 15(2):917-958.

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Vilaivan, Tirayut; Bhanthumnavin, Worawan. 2010. "Organocatalyzed Asymmetric α-Oxidation, α-Aminoxylation and α-Amination of Carbonyl Compounds." Molecules 15, no. 2: 917-958.

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