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Probing Parallel Kinetic Resolution of 1-Phenyethanol using Active Esters as Quasi-Enantiomers
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1  Department of Chemistry, The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Kingston upon Hull, UK HU6 7RX, United Kingdom

Abstract: The parallel kinetic resolution of racemic secondary arylalkyl alcohols using an equimolar amount of quasi-enantiomeric active esters and zinc chloride is discussed. The levels of enantiomeric recognition were high leading to enantiomerically enriched alcohols in good yield.