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Green and Sustainable Heterogeneous Organo-Catalyst for Asymmetric Aldol Reactions

DOI: 10.4236/mrc.2015.42006, PP. 43-49

Keywords: Immobilization, Graphene Sheet, Enantioselectivity, Cyclohexanone, Aldehyde

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Linear amino acids covalently supported on graphene sheet were employed as catalysts for asymmetric aldol reactions between cyclohexanone and aldehydes (aliphatic and/or aromatic) in a batch type reactor in the presence of water. The reactions were found to exhibit high yield as well as excellent ee value. Additionally, the catalysts were found to be truly heterogeneous and eco-friendly.

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