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Cyanide ion cocatalysis in Ti(salen) catalysed asymmetric cyanohydrin carbonate synthesis

Lookup NU author(s): Eisuke Ishibashi, Professor Michael North



In the presence of potassium cyanide or the potassium cyanide/18-crown-6 complex as a cocatalyst, 1-2 mol% of titanium(salen) complex 1 catalyses the asymmetric addition of achiral cyanoformates to aldehydes, giving cyanohydrin carbonates with high enantiomeric excesses; and catalyses the diastereoselective addition of chiral cyanoformates derived from α-methylbenzyl alcohol to aldehydes, a reaction which exhibits double asymmetric induction. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2006.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Belokon YN, Ishibashi E, Nomura H, North M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Communications

Year: 2006

Issue: 16

Pages: 1775-1777

Print publication date: 01/01/2006

Date deposited: 05/07/2010

ISSN (print): 1359-7345

ISSN (electronic): 1364-548X

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/b602156e


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