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.

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A. S. Demir, T. Dunnwald, H. Iding, M. Pohl, and M. Muller, “Asymmetric benzoin reaction catalyzed by benzoylformate decarboxylase,” TETRAHEDRON-ASYMMETRY, vol. 10, no. 24, pp. 4769–4774, 1999, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: