Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (11): 3493-3516.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc202007004 Previous Articles     Next Articles

Special Issue: 创刊四十周年专辑


许双花, 陈俊, 陈加荣, 肖文精   

  1. 华中师范大学化学学院 武汉 430079
  • 收稿日期:2020-07-01 修回日期:2020-08-01 发布日期:2020-08-11
  • 通讯作者: 陈加荣, 肖文精;
  • 基金资助:

Recent Progress in Applications of Cinchona Alkaloids and Their Derivatives in Asymmetric Catalysis

Xu Shuanghua, Chen Jun, Chen Jiarong, Xiao Wenjing   

  1. College of Chemistry, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 43007
  • Received:2020-07-01 Revised:2020-08-01 Published:2020-08-11
  • Supported by:
    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21820102003, 91956201).

Cinchona alkaloids widely exist in nature, which have attracted extensive interest of researchers because of their readily availability, biological activity, unique structural properties, and easy modification. With the development of asymmetric synthetic chemistry, cinchona alkaloids and their derivatives have been used as a privileged class of chiral catalysts or ligands in many catalytic asymmetric reactions. In particular, a variety of cinchona alkaloid-derived chiral catalysts and ligands have been developed and applied by organic chemists in catalytic asymmetric synthesis in rencent years. The recent progress made in this field over the past few years is summarized. Moreover, the related reaction mechanisms and future development prospects are also discussed.

Key words: cinchona alkaloids, organic catalysts, chiral ligands, asymmetric synthesis, asymmetric catalysis