Synfacts 2009(12): 1362-1362  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1218234
Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis and Stereoselective Reactions
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Stereoselective Construction of β-Lactams with Cu(II) Complexes

Contributor(s): Hisashi Yamamoto, Zhi Li
T. Saito*, T. Kikuchi, H. Tanabe, J. Yahiro, T. Otani*
Tokyo University of Science, Japan
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Publication Date:
20 November 2009 (online)


The authors developed a stereo­selective version of the Kinugasa reaction. Cu(II)-IndaBox complexes were used as catalysts. Excellent diastereoselectivities and enantioselectivities were achieved under carefully screened reaction conditions.