Novel binol-based uryl and guanidinium receptors having higher ring conjugation at the periphery of the hydrogen bonding donor sites have been synthesized and utilized to study the enantioselective recognition of 1,2-aminoalcohols and chirality conversion of natural amino acids via imine bond formation. There is a remarkable decrease in the stereoselectivites as the conjugation increases at the periphery of hydrogen bonding donor sites. The guanidinium-based receptors show more selectivity towards the amino alcohol than that of the uryl based ones due to its charge reinforced hydrogen bonds. The conversion efficiency of L-amino acids to Damino acids by the uryl-based receptors is higher than that of the guanidinium-based ones.
- Amino Acids
- Amino alcohols
- Chiral aldehyde
- Chirality conversion
- Enantioselective imine formation