Ionic amino acids: Application as organocatalysts in the aza-Michael reaction

Naoki Morimoto, Yasuo Takeuchi, Yuta Nishina

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Abstract

The ethyl methyl imidazolium salts of amino acids, [emim][AA], have been used as catalysts in the aza-Michael reaction. Furthermore, when chiral amino acids were used, a stereoselective reaction was achieved. The mechanism of the transformation was verified by the detection of a key intermediate by electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy (ESI-MS).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Volume368-369
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Amino acid
  • Asymmetric reaction
  • ESI-MS
  • Organocatalyst
  • aza-Michael reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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