The effect of the acyl group of acylating agents on the enantioselectivity in the lipase-catalyzed transesterification of racemic 2-[(N,N-dimethylcarbamoyl)methyl]-3-cyclopenten-1-ol in diisopropyl ether was found to be significant. The enantioselectivity was enhanced markedly by changing the acylating agent from vinyl acetate to vinyl butyrate, and dropped substantially with longer acyl donors. Other acyl donors were also examined.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry