The Cu(I)-based complex prepared from (S)-2-(furan-2-yl-methylamino)-2-phenylethanol (5c) and CuCl was used as catalyst in enantioselective Henry reactions of arylaldehydes and nitromethane, which gave 89% ee and 95% yield at ambient temperature. The proposed catalytic cycle of an asymmetric Henry reaction was suggested.
SHEN, TIANHUA; QIN, QUAN; NI, HANG; XIA, TING; ZHOU, XIAOCONG; CUI, FUNA; LI, JUNQI; RAN, DEQIANG; and SONG, QINGBAO
"Asymmetric Henry reaction catalyzed by Cu(I)-based chiral amino alcohol complex,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 37:
6, Article 12.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol37/iss6/12