Transferable skills: Enantiomerically pure isothioureas promote the 0-to C-carboxyl group transfer of oxazolyl carbonates with excellent levels of enantiocontrol (see scheme). The origin of the enantioselectivity of this process was probed mechanistically and rationalized computationally.
- Asymmetric catalysis
- Carboxy group transfer
- Isothloureas, organocatalysis
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