An ionic liquid solution of chitosan as organocatalyst

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Chitosan, which is derived from the biopolymer chitin, can be readily dissolved in different ionic liquids. The resulting homogeneous solutions were applied in an asymmetric Aldol reaction. Depending on the type of ionic liquid used, high asymmetric inductions were found. The influence of different additives was also studied. The best results were obtained in [BMIM][Br] without an additive. © 2013 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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Heckel, T., Konieczna, D. D., & Wilhelm, R. (2013). An ionic liquid solution of chitosan as organocatalyst. Catalysts, 3(4), 914–921.

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