The use of cis-aminoindanol as a chiral auxiliary for asymmetric synthesis of α-amino acids is described. Alkylation of the chirally modified glycine enolate 2 with a number of alkyl halides in the presence of lithium chloride gave the corresponding alkylated product in 90 ~ 99% diastereoselectivity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry