16. Organocatalytic Synthesis of Drugs and Bioactive Natural Products

R. M. de Figueiredo, M. Christmann

Catalytic reactions are a key element in the design of sustainable chemical processes. As witnessed in the field of transition metal-catalysed processes, only those reactions that are reliable over a broad substrate range and tolerant toward a multitude of functional groups have found their way into the repertoire of preparative chemists. Natural product synthesis provides a good benchmark for the maturity of a new synthetic method and in this microreview we discuss the scope and limitations of organocatalytic reactions in the synthesis of biologically important molecules. (© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2007)

Title16. Organocatalytic Synthesis of Drugs and Bioactive Natural Products
AuthorR. M. de Figueiredo, M. Christmann
IdentifierDOI: 10.1002/ejoc.200700032
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CitationEur. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 2575-2600