Catalytic Photochemical Enantioselective α-Alkylation with Pyridinium Salts
Uttam Tambar reports on a photochemical enantioselective α-alkylation reaction.
The research group of Professor Uttam Tambar at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (USA) has a long-standing interest in asymmetric catalysis, with a burgeoning interest in photochemistry. During 2020, his group started to think of ways to merge their interests in asymmetric catalysis and photochemistry. Professor Tambar mentioned that “the growth of stereoselective photochemistry in recent years has been largely motivated by the significance of discovering new catalytic reactions that are environmentally benign, utilize sustainable sources of energy (such as low energy visible light), and provide access to medicinally relevant chiral enantioenriched molecules that are not easily synthesized by other methods.”
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