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Symmetry 2011, 3(2), 155-164; doi:10.3390/sym3020155
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Primary Amino Acid Lithium Salt-Catalyzed Asymmetric Michael Addition of Carbon Nucleophiles to Enones

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Division of Chemical Process Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13-jo Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628, Japan
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Received: 18 February 2011 / Revised: 6 April 2011 / Accepted: 7 April 2011 / Published: 8 April 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Asymmetric Organocatalysis)
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Abstract

Asymmetric Michael addition of carbon nucleophiles, nitroalkanes and a β-ketoester, to enones was investigated by using a primary amino acid lithium salt as a catalyst.
Keywords: amino acid; asymmetric synthesis; organocatalysis; michael addition amino acid; asymmetric synthesis; organocatalysis; michael addition
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Yoshida, M.; Hirama, K.; Narita, M.; Hara, S. Primary Amino Acid Lithium Salt-Catalyzed Asymmetric Michael Addition of Carbon Nucleophiles to Enones. Symmetry 2011, 3, 155-164.

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