Prediction of Soai reaction enantioselectivity induced by crystals of N -(2-thienylcarbonyl)glycine

Damien J. Carter, Andrew L. Rohl, Alexander Shtukenberg, Shudan Bian, Chunhua Hu, Lisa Baylon, Bart Kahr, Hiroko Mineki, Koichiro Abe, Tsuneomi Kawasaki, Kenso Soai

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The enantioselectivity of the autocatalytic alkylation of 2-tert-butylpyrimidyl-5-carbaldehyde, initiated by chiral crystals of N-(2-thienylcarbonyl)glycine, is predicted computationally. The results are in accord with the correlation of the stereochemical outcome of the reaction and the absolute structure of the crystals determined by the anomalous dispersion of X-rays and circular dichroism spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2138-2145
Number of pages8
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 4 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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