Herein, we have described the synthesis of novel chiral cyclic phase transfer catalysts (PTCs). These catalysts are synthesized from proline, mandelic acid and tartaric acid by using simple synthetic methods with competitive yields. These chiral cyclic phase transfer catalysts have been characterized by 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. The effectiveness of these novel chiral cyclic phase transfer catalysts was evaluated by applying them in the enantioselective epoxide synthesis from α, β unsaturated ketone (chalcone) and Darzens condensation. The obtained results show that the synthesized derivatives of proline, mandelic acid and tartaric acid are effectual as PTCs.
Volume 135, 2023
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