Direct catalytic asymmetric mannich-type reaction of thioamides

Yuta Suzuki, Ryo Yazaki, Naoya Kumagai, Masakatsu Shibasaki

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Taking the reins: The title transformation of thioamides and N-diphenylphosphinoyl imines is described. By harnessing the power of cooperative catalysis between a soft Lewis acid and a hard Brønsted base, thioamide carbon pronucleophiles can furnish Mannich products (see scheme). Divergent transformation of the thioamide functionality highlights the utility of this methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5026-5029
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 22
Externally publishedYes


  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Copper
  • Mannich reactions
  • Proton transfer
  • Thioamides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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