An asymmetric proline catalyzed aldol reaction with α-thioacetal aldehydes has been developed. Thioacetal bearing aldehydes readily participate as electrophilic cross-aldol partners with a broad range of aldehyde and ketone donors. High levels of reaction efficiency as well as diastereo- and enantiocontrol are observed in the production of anti-aldol adducts.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry