Synthesis and catalytic properties of diverse chiral polyamines

Mindy Levine, Craig S. Kenesky, Shengping Zheng, Jordan Quinn, Ronald Breslow

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Chiral polyamines can be utilized for a variety of potential applications, ranging from asymmetric catalysis to nonviral gene delivery systems for DNA and RNA. They can also be utilized to solubilize carbon nanotubes. Thus, methods for the straightforward synthesis of chiral polyamines are needed. We present herein two synthetic strategies for accessing chiral polyamines. The potential of these chiral amines to catalyze two organic reactions with a high degree of chiral induction was also explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5746-5750
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number40
StatePublished - 29 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


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