Talk:Chiral Lewis acid
|WikiProject Chemistry||(Rated C-class, Mid-importance)|
Future Contributions Needed for CLA Wikipedia Page
1.) Additional reaction schemes depicting full kinetic mechanisms of other reactions that involve the use of CLAs.
2.) A section on Lewis Base Assisted Chiral Lewis Acids.
3.) A section devoted to the synthesis of Chiral Lewis Acids.
4.) A historical perspective on the use of Chiral Lewis Acids.
Tag placed because ...
...most citations more than 15 years old, all more than 5 years old. No mention of work of Evans, Jorgensen, Pfalz, Carreria, etc. This undergraduate lecture note set does a better job of covering (and so Boger and Evans sets would do all the better): :*http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic960737.files/lecture%2029%20Lewis%20acid%20catalysis.pdf
Desparately needs attention. Critically important chemistry subject. Simply cannot link to this from other articles. LeProf — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:42, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
In re: mid-importance...
In 2007, I believe, Novartis gave Harvard a 2M $US endowment, to recognize work on development of new CLA-mediated organic reactions, because they were so critically important to cost-effective chemical synthesis in modern drug discovery and development. So, mid-level importance based on what exact criteria? Broad ignorance of importance should not equate to unimportance in a good encyclopedia. LeProf