A (+)-3-carene derived aminoalcohol was successfully used as a chiral ligand in the catalytic enantioselective diethylzinc addition to various aldehydes. Very high enantiomeric excess (up 98% in 1-(2-methoxyphenyl)-1-propanol) was obtained. A plausible mechanism has been suggested for the observed enantioselectivity.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry