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Emil Knoevenagel and the Roots of Aminocatalysis

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List,  Benjamin
Research Department List, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Max Planck Society;

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List, B. (2010). Emil Knoevenagel and the Roots of Aminocatalysis. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 49(10), 1730-1734. doi:10.1002/anie.200906900.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002A-6D1E-9
Abstract
The progress of aminocatalysis has been breathtaking—but what are its roots? Why is this field only blossoming now and not earlier? This Essay takes a look back at the origins of aminocatalysis and its development over the last century, and possibly reveals some surprises.