Since the end of the last century, many organic reactions have been catalysed by Cinchona alkaloids (which are a class of catalysts) and derivatives, especially through non-covalent activation modes. However, only a limited number of applications are known in which the enantiomerically enriched products are used in further applications. Arjen Breman focuses on the use of Cinchona alkaloids as non-covalent bifunctional organocatalysts.
A.C. Breman, Novel Cinchona Derived Organocatalysts: New Asymmetric Transformations and Catalysis.
Prof. H. Hiemstra
Dr S. Ingemann Jorgensen
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