Reversal of diastereoselectivity
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
-Commonly observed, but rarely explored, is the possibility of modifying the diastereomeric excess (de%) by means of temperature. A complete reversal in the diastereofacial selectivity could be obtained whenever the diastereoisomers concerned are differentially favored by enthalpy and entropy. The enthalpic or entropic dominance of a diastereoisomer depends greatly on the reaction solvent used.
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