Trienamines in Organocatalysis
18 November 2011 (online)
The concept of trienamine catalysis has been developed collaboratively within the laboratories of Chen and Jørgensen. The contributors apologize for suggesting this discovery to be made only by the Jørgensen group and would like to correct the Synfacts article:
After previous reports about dienamine catalysis (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 12973), the groups of Chen and Jørgensen now made the next logical step, disclosing the first examples of trienamine organocatalysis. The high product complexity provided by the method will undoubtedly stimulate further research.