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Diels-Alder Reaction in Ionic Liquids: Remarkable Reactivity and Selectivity
C.-E. Yeom, H. W. Kim, Y. J. Shin, B. M. Kim*
Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
21 February 2008 (online)
The authors report a highly endo-selective Diels-Alder reaction in ionic liquids. The reaction proceeds with high enantioselectivity even with a low (0.6 mol%) catalyst loading. The catalyst can be recycled up to 18 times without serious deterioration of selectivity or reactivity.