Synfacts 2008(3): 0268-0268  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1042687
Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis and Stereoselective Reactions
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Diels-Alder Reaction in Ionic Liquids: Remarkable Reactivity and Selectivity

Contributor(s): Hisashi Yamamoto, Matthew B. Boxer
C.-E. Yeom, H. W. Kim, Y. J. Shin, B. M. Kim*
Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Further Information

Publication History

Publication Date:
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.