α-Pinene based novel chiral lithium amides have been used for the catalytic enantioselective deprotonation of cyclohexene oxide. An enantiomeric excess of up to 95% for (R)-2-scyclohexen-1-ol was achieved with lithium (-)-N,N-diisopinocampheylamide. A systematic study shows that the isopinocampheyl moiety plays an important role in achieving high enantioselectivity.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry