Chiral amines are highly coveted within the fine-chemical industry and sustainable synthetic methodologies for their production are of great value. By harnessing the chirality present in cellulose-derived (–)-levoglucosenone (LGO), several bio-based sp3-rich amines containing up to four chiral centres have been readily prepared under aqueous conditions without using any catalysts, ligands, auxiliaries or resolutions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry