Asymmetric synthesis by enantiomer-selective activation of racemic catalysts

Mikami, Koichi; Matsukawa, Satoru
February 1997
Nature;2/13/1997, Vol. 385 Issue 6617, p613
Academic Journal
Describes an alternative, conceptually opposite strategy to asymmetric catalysis in which a chiral activator selectively activates one enantiomer of a racemic chiral catalyst. The use of a catalyst which is a titanium (IV) complex; The action of a chiral additive as the chiral activator; The advantages of this approach.


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