The four-step straightforward synthesis of enantiopure (+)- and (-)- 2,2',5,5'-tetramethyl-4,4'-bis(diphenylphoshino)-3,3'-bithiophene (tetraMe- BITIOP), anew C2-symmetry chelating ligand for transition metals, is described, starting from 2,5-dimethylthiophene. The complexes of this electron-rich diphosphine with Ru(II) and Rh(I) were used as catalysts in some homogeneous hydrogenation reactions of prostereogenic carbonyl functions of α- and β-ketoesters, of prostereogenic carbon-carbon double bonds of substituted acrylic acids, and of N-acetylenamino acids. The enantiomeric excesses were found to be excellent in all the experiments and comparable with the best results reported in the literature for the same reactions, carried out under similar experimental conditions, with the metal complexes of the most popular chiral diphosphine ligands as catalysts.
|Titolo:||2,2',5,5'-Tetramethyl-4,4'-bis(diphenylphoshino)-3,3'-bithiophene: A New, Very Efficient, Easily Accessible, Chiral Biheteroaromatic Ligand for Homogeneous Stereoselective Catalysis|
CESAROTTI, EDOARDO (Primo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica|
Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1021/jo991533x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|