Special Organic Seminar: Recent Progress in the Chiral Phosphoric Acid Catalysis

Seminar series
Organic Colloquium
Wed, Aug 21 4:00pm
Cram Conference Room – 3440 Mol Sci
Speaker Professor Takahiko Akiyama
Gakushuin University
Department of Chemistry

Special Organic Seminar

"Recent Progress in the Chiral Phosphoric Acid Catalysis"

Abstract.  We developed chiral phosphoric acid derived from (R)-BINOL as chiral Brønsted acid catalyst for the nucleophilic addition and cycloaddition reaction toward imines.  We also reported several chiral phosphoric acid catalyzed enantioselective reactions, which do not involve imines.  Recent progress in the chiral phosphoric acid catalysis, such as transfer hydrogenation and enantioselective bromination will be discussed in the lecture.