Elucidation of the Cation−π Interaction in Small-Molecule Asymmetric Catalysis
MetadataShow full item record
CitationLin, Song. 2013. Elucidation of the Cation−π Interaction in Small-Molecule Asymmetric Catalysis. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
AbstractThe cation–π interaction has been long-established to play an important role in molecular recognition, supramolecular chemistry, and molecular biology. In contrast, its potential application in small-molecule catalysis, especially as a selectivity-determining factor in asymmetric synthesis has been overlooked until very recently. This dissertation begins with an extensive literature review on the state-of-the-art research on the application of cation–π interactions in non-enzymatic catalysis of organic and organometallic transformations. The research in this field has been largely inspired and guided by the related biosynthetic systems incorporating the same type of interactions.</p>
Citable link to this pagehttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11169771
- FAS Theses and Dissertations