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Molecules 2015, 20(4), 6224-6236; doi:10.3390/molecules20046224

Cu (II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Henry Reaction with a Novel C1-Symmetric Aminopinane-Derived Ligand

Department of Chemistry, Biology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, P.O. Box 5003, N-1432 Ås, Norway
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1068, Blindern, N-0316 Oslo, Norway
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 19 February 2015 / Revised: 30 March 2015 / Accepted: 3 April 2015 / Published: 9 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Organic Synthesis)
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A novel C1-symmetric dinitrogen ligand was synthesized in high yield from commercially available (1R,2R,3R,5S)-(−)-isopinocampheylamine and 1-methyl-2-imidazolecarboxaldehyde. In combination with Cu(OAc)2H2O, this new ligand promote the reaction between nitromethane and aliphatic aldehydes with high yields (up to 97%) and moderate enantioselectivities (up to 67% ee). The reactions with benzaldehyde required prolonged reaction time that resulted in diminished yields, but accompanied with ee-values in the 55%–76% range. View Full-Text
Keywords: asymmetric catalysis; Henry reaction; nitrooaldol; chiral ligand; copper asymmetric catalysis; Henry reaction; nitrooaldol; chiral ligand; copper

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Filippova, L.; Stenstrøm, Y.; Hansen, T.V. Cu (II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Henry Reaction with a Novel C1-Symmetric Aminopinane-Derived Ligand. Molecules 2015, 20, 6224-6236.

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