Hide/Show Apps

Asymmetric benzoin reaction catalyzed by benzoylformate decarboxylase

Demir, Ayhan Sıtkı
Dunnwald, T
Iding, H
Pohl, M
Muller, M
Aromatic aldehydes are converted into benzoins by benzoylformate decarboxylase catalyzed C-C bond formation. The reaction affords (R)-benzoins with high enantiomeric excess and in good chemical yields. A broad range of aromatic aldehydes can be used as substrates in aqueous buffer or buffer/DMSO-solutions.