|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Wei, J, Shaw, JT|
A new one-pot, four-component reaction (4CR) between amines, maleic anhydrides, aldehydes, and thiols has been discovered to form tetra- and pentasubstituted gamma-lactams with high diastereoselectivity. Each component is independently variable and employed in equivalent stoichiometry, producing only water as a byproduct.