Polymer assisted asymmetric reactions. II. Synthesis and application of a crosslinked resin containing (R)-1-(4-vinylphenyl)ethylamine

Jean Frechet*, Jan Halgas, D. C. Sherrington

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Abstract

The preparation of crosslinked resins containing chiral 1-(p-vinylphenyl)ethylamine and its N-acetyl derivative is described. The optically active amine resin was used as a probe of the effect of polymer attachment of the chiral auxiliary on the enantioselectivity of an asymmetric alkylation reaction. α-Methylation of the cyclohexanone imine of the chiral resin at 0° affords, after hydrolysis, a much higher optical yield of (S)-2-methylcyclo-hexanone than can be obtained even at low temperature using 1-phenylethylamine as the chiral auxiliary. The increased enantioselectivity of the polymer-assisted reaction is likely due to a decrease in conformational mobility between the various alkylation pathways of the polymer-bound intermediate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-236
Number of pages10
JournalReactive Polymers, Ion Exchangers, Sorbents
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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  • Engineering(all)

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