Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Online ISSN : 1348-0634
Print ISSN : 0009-2673
ISSN-L : 0009-2673
Sterically Controlled Syntheses of Optically Active Organic Compounds. XVII. Asymmetric Syntheses of Amino Acids by Addition of Benzoyl Cyanide to the Azomethine Compounds
Kaoru HaradaTadashi Okawara
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1973 Volume 46 Issue 1 Pages 191-193


The addition reactions of benzoyl cyanide to the Schiff’s bases prepared from several aliphatic aldehydes with optically active benzylic amines were studied. The adioditn products were hydrolyzed and hydrogenolyzed to form optically active amino acids. The synthetic yields of optically active amino acids were in a range 15 to 57% and the optical purities were in a range 15–37%. When S-α-alkylbenzylamines were used, S-amino acids were obtained.

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