Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
versão impressa ISSN 0103-5053
DIAS, Luiz C. Chiral Lewis acid catalysts in diels-Alder cycloadditions: mechanistic aspects and synthetic applications of recent systems. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 1997, vol.8, n.4, pp. 289-332. ISSN 0103-5053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50531997000400002.
This review summarizes the recent progress which has been made in the use of chiral Lewis Acid catalysts in Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions. Chiral catalysts containing aluminum, boron, titanium, copper, lanthanides, magnesium and transition-metals are critically reviewed. Structural studies on Lewis acid carbonyl complexes and synthetic applications of recent systems are specifically discussed.
Palavras-chave : asymmetric Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction; chiral Lewis acids; asymmetric catalysis; dienophile-Lewis acid complex.