Symmetry 2010, 2(2), 437-454; doi:10.3390/sym2020437
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Diastereoselective Desymmetrization of Symmetric Dienes and its Synthetic Application

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, 1-6 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
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Received: 30 January 2010; in revised form: 4 March 2010 / Accepted: 4 March 2010 / Published: 25 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers: Symmetry Concepts and Applications)
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Abstract: The desymmetrization of symmetric compounds is a useful approach to obtain chiral building blocks. Readily available precursors with a prochiral unit could be converted into complex molecules with multiple stereogenic centers in a single step. In this review, recent advances in the desymmetrization of symmetric dienes in the diastereotopic group differentiating reaction and its synthetic application are presented.
Keywords: desymmetrization; symmetric diene; chiral auxiliary; C2-symmetric diol; acetal

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Nakahara, K.; Fujioka, H. Diastereoselective Desymmetrization of Symmetric Dienes and its Synthetic Application. Symmetry 2010, 2, 437-454.

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Nakahara, Kenji; Fujioka, Hiromichi. 2010. "Diastereoselective Desymmetrization of Symmetric Dienes and its Synthetic Application." Symmetry 2, no. 2: 437-454.

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