Highly enantioselective organocatalytic conjugate addition of nitromethane to α,β-unsaturated aldehydes: Three-step synthesis of optically active baclofen

Liansuo Zu, Hexin Xie, Hao Li, Jian Wang, Wei Wang

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Abstract

An efficient, organocatalytic, highly enantioselective, conjugate addition reaction of nitromethane with α,β-unsaturated aldehydes has been developed. The process serves as the key step for a practical 3-step synthesis of chiral baclofen, an antispastic drug.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2660-2664
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Volume349
Issue number17-18
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • C-C bond formation
  • Michael addition
  • Organic catalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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