Chiral calcium catalysts with neutral coordinative ligands: Enantioselective 1,4-addition reactions of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds to nitroalkenes

Tetsu Tsubogo, Yasuhiro Yamashita, Shu Kobayashi

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Salt of the earth: The first chiral, coordinate alkaline earth metal catalysts have been developed. These catalysts effectively promote catalytic asymmetric additions of ß-dicarbonyl compounds to nitroalkenes in high yields with high enantioselectivities (up to 96%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9117-9120
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2009


  • 1,4-addition
  • Asymmetric catalysisCalcium
  • N,O ligands
  • Nitroalkenes

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