24. Asymmetric organocatalysis in total synthesis – a trial by fire
E. Marqués-López, R. P. Herrera, M. Christmann
This review covers the most recent applications of organocatalysis in the synthesis of natural products and non-natural biologically active molecules. Our aim is to showcase how organocatalytic reactions have overcome some of their teething problems and how they frequently offer very practical solutions to long-standing synthetic challenges. 161 references are cited.