Chiral ureas containing glycosyl and diphenylphosphinyl scaffolds were found to be an effective organocatalyst. They were synthesised in high yields by a one-pot tandem Staudinger/aza-Wittig coupling reaction. The first attempts of using them in asymmetric synthesis are presented. Yields of the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction were moderate with an enantiomeric excess of up to 80%. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Porwański, S. (2014). New ureas containing glycosyl and diphenylphosphinyl scaffolds: Synthesis and the first attempts to use them in asymmetric synthesis. Carbohydrate Research, 394, 7–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carres.2014.04.015