The stereochemistry of acids halide and iininoesters is studied. A qualitative molecular orbital interpretation is suggested to explain the stereochemistry of the resulting β-lactams. Stereoselectivity of the reaction is directly related to the stability of the supposed intermediate.
D.A. Sidhoum, A. Krallafa, H. Benhaoua
Stereochemistry, β-lactams, Stereoselectivity, Diastereoselectivity, Molecular Orbitals