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Blacker, J.; Clutterbuck, L. A.; Crampton, M. R.; Grosjean, C.; North, M. Tet. Asymmetry, 2006, 17, 1449‐1456
VanadiumV(salen) complex 3 has been found to be an effective catalyst for the asymmetric addition of hydrogen cyanide (generated
in situ from trimethylsilyl cyanide) to imines. The best results (up to 81% enantiomeric excess) were obtained for aromatic imines
in which the nitrogen atom is protected with a benzyl group and in which the imine bond is not sterically encumbered.
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