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Stereoselective Direct Amine-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Aldol Addition

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posted on 01.04.2011, 00:00 authored by Kerstin Rohr, Rainer Mahrwald
A stereoselective decarboxylative aldol addition of β- and α-keto acids in the presence of catalytic amounts of amines is described. By the optional deployment of chiral enolizable aldehydes an access to enantiopure configurative defined ketopentoses, ketohexoses, or ketoheptoses is given.