Small organic molecule in enantioselective, direct aldol reaction "in water"

Seiji Aratake, Takahiko Itoh, Tsubasa Okano, Takahiro Usui, Mitsuru Shoji, Yujiro Hayashi

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A small organic molecule, Pro-NH2, catalyzing the enantioselective aldol reaction "in water" not merely "in the presence of water" with good enantioselectivity has been discovered for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2524-2526
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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