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Cyclodextrins in Asymmetric and Stereospecific Synthesis

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Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova 3, Academiei str., Chisinau MD2028, Moldova
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Academic Editor: Svetlana Tsogoeva
Symmetry 2015, 7(4), 1699-1720; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym7041699
Received: 1 July 2015 / Revised: 7 September 2015 / Accepted: 16 September 2015 / Published: 24 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Asymmetric Catalysis)
Since their discovery, cyclodextrins have widely been used as green and easily available alternatives to promoters or catalysts of different chemical reactions in water. This review covers the research and application of cyclodextrins and their derivatives in asymmetric and stereospecific syntheses, with their division into three main groups: (1) cyclodextrins promoting asymmetric and stereospecific catalysis in water; (2) cyclodextrins’ complexes with transition metals as asymmetric and stereospecific catalysts; and (3) cyclodextrins’ non-metallic derivatives as asymmetric and stereospecific catalysts. The scope of this review is to systematize existing information on the contribution of cyclodextrins to asymmetric and stereospecific synthesis and, thus, to facilitate further development in this direction. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyclodextrin; asymmetric synthesis; enantioselective organocatalysis; transition metal complexes; asymmetric catalysis; catalytic systems cyclodextrin; asymmetric synthesis; enantioselective organocatalysis; transition metal complexes; asymmetric catalysis; catalytic systems
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Macaev, F.; Boldescu, V. Cyclodextrins in Asymmetric and Stereospecific Synthesis. Symmetry 2015, 7, 1699-1720. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym7041699

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Macaev F, Boldescu V. Cyclodextrins in Asymmetric and Stereospecific Synthesis. Symmetry. 2015; 7(4):1699-1720. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym7041699

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Macaev, Fliur, and Veaceslav Boldescu. 2015. "Cyclodextrins in Asymmetric and Stereospecific Synthesis" Symmetry 7, no. 4: 1699-1720. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym7041699

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