A new concept for asymmetric lewis acid catalysis

Materials & Solutions


17:00 - 17:45

Lewis acid catalysis enables several industrially used transformations such as the Diels–Alder and Friedel–Crafts reactions, and various aldol, Mannich, and Michael reactions. Surprisingly however, enantiopure Lewis acid catalysts, which have enabled important asymmetric variations of such reactions, are rarely applied on a large scale. In my presentation, I will discuss this issue and offer a new and potentially general solution.

Benjamin List

Benjamin List

Benjamin List was born in 1968 in Frankfurt, Germany. He graduated from Freie Univ...