Cyclodextrins in Asymmetric and Stereospecific Synthesis

Fliur Macaev, Veaceslav Boldescu
2015 Symmetry  
Since their discovery, cyclodextrins have widely been used as green and easily available alternatives to promoters or catalysts of different chemical reactions in water. This review covers the research and application of cyclodextrins and their derivatives in asymmetric and stereospecific syntheses, with their division into three main groups: (1) cyclodextrins promoting asymmetric and stereospecific catalysis in water; (2) cyclodextrins' complexes with transition metals as asymmetric and
more » ... ymmetric and stereospecific catalysts; and (3) cyclodextrins' non-metallic derivatives as asymmetric and stereospecific catalysts. The scope of this review is to systematize existing information on the contribution of cyclodextrins to asymmetric and stereospecific synthesis and, thus, to facilitate further development in this direction.
doi:10.3390/sym7041699 fatcat:a4hxx5ylerhtfls4ow74ved3xm