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Development of a New Heterocycle-Forming Reaction and Kinetic Resolution with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by Kyoto University

  • Provides comprehensive information on N-heterocyclic carbenes

  • Offers practical guidance on the design and optimization of catalytic reaction systems


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

About this book


In this book, the author focuses on exploring new organocatalytic transformations under operationally simple and environmentally friendly reaction conditions. Two new types of catalytic reactions promoted by N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) are described. The oxa- and azacycle-forming reactions of sulfonylalkynols and sulfonylalkynamides are broadly considered to be a new type of activation mode in NHC chemistry, wherein the bond formation with internal O- and N-nucleophiles occurs at the γ-position of the propargyl sulfones with 1,2-sulfonyl migration. The resulting oxa- and azacycles are core structures in many biologically significant compounds and medicinally important agents. 

In addition, the book develops the chiral NHC-catalyzed kinetic resolution of α-hydroxy carboxylic acid derivatives based on chiral recognition of the substrate–cocatalyst complex. In this carboxylate cocatalyst-assisted chiral acylation, the reaction rate acceleration and selectivity enhancement are interpreted in terms of the reversible complexation of the substrate and carboxylate cocatalyst, which is verified by control experiments and measured using analytical methods. The findings described here reveal a promising new aspect of not only NHC catalysis but also identifying novel catalysis systems. 


Chiral Recognition N-heterocyclic Carbine Heterocycle Formation Kinetic Resolution Chiral Recognition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Pharmaceutical SciencesKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Development of a New Heterocycle-Forming Reaction and Kinetic Resolution with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
  • Authors Yinli Wang
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-9397-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-9400-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-9398-3
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 105
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organic Chemistry
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