Stereoselective formation of a single-stranded helicate: Structure of a bis(palladium-allyl)quaterpyridine complex and its use in catalytic enantioselective allylic substitution

Hoi Lun Kwong, Ho Lun Yeung, Wing Sze Lee, Wing Tak Wong

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Chiral C2-symmetric quaterpyridine L reacts with [Pd(η3-C3H5)Cl]2 to form a chiral single-stranded helical binuclear palladium complex of formula [Pd 2(η3-C3H5)2(L)] 2+; the complex can efficiently catalyze allylic substitution of 1,3-diphenylprop-2-enyl acetate with dimethyl malonate with enantioselectivity up to 85%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4841-4843
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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