Catalytic and asymmetric cyclopropanation of alkenes catalysed by rhenium(I) bipyridine and terpyridine tricarbonyl complexes

Chi Tung Yeung, Pang Fei Teng, Ho Lun Yeung, Wing Tak Wong, Hoi Lun Kwong

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Re(i) tricarbonyl bipyridine and terpyridine complexes catalyse stereospecific cyclopropanation of alkenes; high selectivity of cyclopropane vs coupling and an ee of 73% and 62% for cis- and trans-cyclopropanes of styrene respectively were achieved with the [Re(L)(CO)3(MeCN)]OTf complex (L = chiral C2-symmetric terpyridine ligand).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3859-3864
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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