A chiral bicyclo[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene ligand substituted with the ferrocenyl group and its use for rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric 1,4-addition reactions

Bo Zhou, Chau Ming So, Yixin Lu, Tamio Hayashi

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This journal is A chiral diene, (R,R)-Fc,Ph-bod, which bears the ferrocenyl (Fc) group and the phenyl (Ph) group on the bicyclo[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene skeleton, has been synthesized, and its rhodium complex was examined as a catalyst for the asymmetric 1,4-addition of arylboronic acids to α,β-unsaturated ketones. Its enantioselectivity was generally higher than that observed with (R,R)-Ph-bod, which is C2symmetric with two phenyl groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic Chemistry Frontiers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Organic Chemistry

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