The effectiveness of N,N-dimethyl-2-amino-1,2-diphenylethanol as a chiral ligand was significantly improved via simple hydrogenation of the phenyl rings. Both the catalytic activity and the enantioselectivity of the resulting new ligand in the asymmetric conjugate addition of diethylzinc to enones were found to be superior to the original phenyl analog.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry