(Chemical Equation Presented) The effect of nucleophile strength on diastereoselectivity in the nucleophilic substitution of cyclic acetals was explored. Stereoselectivity remained constant and high as nucleophilicity increased until a threshold value was reached. Beyond this point, however, selection of Lewis acid determined whether stereochemical inversion or erosion was observed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry