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MOP-phosphonites: A novel ligand class for asymmetric catalysis

Lookup NU author(s): Arne Ficks, Dr Ross Harrington, Dr Lee HighamORCiD


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Chiral phosphonite ligands (S,Rb)-5a, (S,Sb)-5b, (R,Rb)-6a and (R,Sb)-6b are introduced, comprising a MOP-type backbone with a binol-based binaphthyl group bound to the phosphorus. Their reaction with [Pd(η3-C4H7)Cl]2 affords η3-methallylpalladium chloride complexes 7a/b and 8a/b which have been isolated and structurally characterised. Solid-state and solution studies indicate subtle differences in their coordination behaviour, which ultimately affects their efficacy in the asymmetric hydrosilylation of styrene.

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Author(s): Ficks A, Hiney RM, Harrington RW, Gilheany DG, Higham LJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Dalton Transactions

Year: 2012

Volume: 41

Issue: 12

Pages: 3515-3522

Print publication date: 03/02/2012

ISSN (print): 1477-9226

ISSN (electronic): 1477-9234

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/C2DT12214F


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