The advent and development of organocatalysis

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Abstract

The use of small organic molecules as catalysts has been known for more than a century. But only in the past decade has organocatalysis become a thriving area of general concepts and widely applicable asymmetric reactions. Here I present my opinion on why the field of organocatalysis has blossomed so dramatically over the past decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-308
Number of pages5
JournalNature
Volume455
Issue number7211
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2008

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  • General

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