Stereoselective approaches to α-trifluoromethylated α-amino acids (α-Tim AAs) have been developed. The stereoconfigurations of the resulting α-Tfm AA precursors were well controlled by using different solvents. The optically active (S)-2-amino-2-phenyl-1,1,1-trifluoropropanoic acid was synthesized by this method.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry