Switching regioselectivity in crossed acyloin condensations between aromatic aldehydes and acetaldehyde by altering n -heterocyclic carbene catalysts

Ming Yu Jin, Sun Min Kim, Hogyu Han, Do Hyun Ryu, Jung Woon Yang

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An unprecedented high level of regioselectivities (up to 96%) in the intermolecular crossed acyloin condensations of various aromatic aldehydes with acetaldehyde was realized by an appropriate choice of N-heterocyclic carbene catalysts.(Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)880-883
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 4


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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