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Recyclable Cyclohexanediamine Derivatives as Organocatalysts: Organocatalytic Reduction with Trichlorosilane and Aldol Reaction

DOI: 10.4236/ijoc.2013.34034, PP. 240-242

Keywords: Aldol Reaction, Cyclohexanediamine, Organocatalysis, Recyclable, Reduction

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Reduction of ketimine with trichlorosilane was carried out using bisformamide catalyst 1a derived from cyclohexanediamine to give the corresponding product in 81% yield with 39% ee. Deprotection of the formyl groups of the catalysts 1 gave the corresponding diamines 2 which were utilized in aldol reaction of acetone with 4-nitrobenzaldehyde. The reaction using 2b in brine afforded the aldol adduct in 81% yield with 29% ee.



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