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Schiff base nucleophiles have been employed with cationic cyclohexadienyliron pi-complexes to gain access to intermediates that are suitable for elaboration into new amino acid structures. Addition to a vinyl substituted cation formed a quaternary centre in the first example of this mode of addition. The results demonstrate that Schiff base nucleophiles have appropriate basicity/reactivity properties for use with tricarbonyliron complexes.

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This page is a summary of: Schiff Base Nucleophiles : Progress Towards the General Application of Organoiron Complexes in Amino Acid Synthesis, Synlett, January 1994, Thieme Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1055/s-1994-22953.
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