Chemistry 03/2010; 16(14):4177-80. · 5.93 Impact Factor
Annalen der Chemie und Pharmacie 12/2009; 2010(4):656 - 662. · 3.10 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: Generally, amine-catalyzed enantioselective transformations rely on chiral enamine or unsaturated iminium intermediates. Herein, we report a protocol involving dual activation by an aromatic iminium and hydrogen-bonding. An enantioselective aza-Michael-Henry domino reaction of 2-aminobenzaldehydes with nitroolefins has been developed through this protocol using primary amine thiourea catalysts to provide a variety of 3-nitro-1,2-dihydroquinolines in moderate yields and with up to 90% ee. The mechanism for the catalytic enantioselective reaction was confirmed by ESI mass spectrometric detection of the reaction intermediates. The products formed are substructures found in skeletons of important biological and pharmaceutical molecules.
Chemistry - An Asian Journal 10/2009; 4(12):1834-8. · 4.50 Impact Factor
Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 11/2008; 350(16):2610 - 2616. · 6.05 Impact Factor