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Pure Appl. Chem., 2006, Vol. 78, No. 5, pp. 977-983

Asymmetric cyanohydrin synthesis from aldehydes and ketones using chiral metal (salen) complex as catalyst

Sung Soo Kim

Department of Chemistry, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, South Korea

Abstract: Chiral Al(salen) is used as catalyst for enantioselective cyanosilylation of aldehydes and ketones.