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The chemistry of a non-natural product: Troger's base

Bag, Braja Gopal (1995) The chemistry of a non-natural product: Troger's base. In: Current Science (Bangalore), 68 (3). pp. 279-288.

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Troger's base was the first amine to be resolved where the chirality was solely due to very high inversion barrier around nitrogen atom(s). Though the molecule was known over a century, work done during the past one decade has shown that Troger's base and its analogues could be used as chiral solvating agents, DNA-binding ligands and for the construction of biomimetic molecular receptors and clathrate hosts, Asymmetric synthesis of Troger's base analogues has also been achieved recently, Because of the rigid, 'V'-shaped chiral nature of this molecule, there is a growing interest for use of this unit in the design of potential host systems, This review article focuses on the chemistry of Troger's base along with the possible future utilities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science (Bangalore)
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 27 May 2011 05:51
Last Modified: 27 May 2011 05:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37956

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