(Chemical Equation Presented) Cyclic sulfonyl hydrazine was demonstrated for the first time as a new functionality for organocatalysis. A series of six-membered cyclic hydrazines derived from camphor sulfonic acid were synthesized. With trichloroacetic acid as cocatalyst, they are efficient organocatalysts for enantioselective Diels-Alder reactions with good chemical yields and up to 96% ee. The reactions took place in brine at 0 °C to room temperature.
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