At The Water/Oil Interface, Chiral CatalysisAuthor(s): Reny Yuong
For many years, synthetic chemists have been fascinated by the unusual physicochemical features of water as a solvent, and remarkable research progress on chemical reactions under aqueous circumstances has been recorded. Catalytic asymmetric reactions have also been demonstrated, with water serving as a novel solvent as well as a participant in the reactions. We outline and analyse recent achievements in chiral catalysis at the water/oil interface in this Perspective. The principles and procedures employed in chiral organocatalysis and metal catalysis are highlighted.