Melchiorre‘s and Urakawa‘s paper published in JACS, the one that was highlighted by the Editors of Science, has also been selected byt the Editorial Board of Synfacts.
Diastereodivergent Asymmetric Sulfa-Michael Additions of α-Branched Enones using a Single Chiral Organic Catalyst
Xu Tian, Carlo Cassani, Yankai Liu, Antonio Moran, Atsushi Urakawa, Patrizia Galzerano, Elena Arceo, and Paolo Melchiorre*
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133 (44), pp 17934–17941
‘I am excited with the idea that engineering a chiral catalyst whose catalysis function changes in response to an external chemical stimulus may become a key design and a conceptual framework for designing future generations of chiral catalysts, expanding the way chemists think about making chiral molecules.’ – adds Paolo.