Hisao Nishiyama

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The bisoxazolinyl-phenyl (Phebox) ligand is an example of an N,C,N tridentate (pincer type) ligand, which has a central carbon-metal covalent bond and two oxazolines. In this tutorial review, synthetic methods to prepare bisoxazolinyl-phenyl derivatives and their transition-metal complexes including rhodium, iridium, platinum, palladium, nickel and copper,(More)
Chiral rhodium-bisoxazolinylphenyl acetate complexes exhibited high catalytic activity for the beta-boration of alpha,beta-unsaturated carbonyl compounds with bis(pinacolato)diboron in the presence of sodium t-butoxide with enantioselectivity up to 97%.
The rhodium complex prepared in situ by simply mixing [[RhCl(c-octene)2]2] and [(Phebox)SnMe3] (1) (Phebox = 2,6-bis(oxazolinyl)phenyl) was found to serve as an efficient catalyst for the asymmetric Michael addition of alpha-cyanopropionates (4) to acrolein under mild and neutral conditions. In the present catalytic system, both the temperature of catalyst(More)
In the presence of a Pd(0) precatalyst, Pd2(bq)2(nbe)2 or Pd2(dba)3, 1,6-enyne esters were heated in refluxing benzene to give cyclodimers as single regioisomers. On the other hand, the combination of the Pd(0) precatalyst and triphenyl phosphite gave rise to various cycloisomerization products depending on the substitution pattern of the enyne esters.(More)
The Ru(II)-catalyzed [2+2+2] cyclotrimerization of alkynylboronates, propargyl alcohol, and terminal alkynes proceeded chemo- and regioselectively to give rise to arylboronates, which were subjected to Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling with aryliodides to afford highly substituted biaryls in 53-76% yields.
Merging cooperative Si-H bond activation and electrophilic aromatic substitution paves the way for C-3-selective indole C-H functionalization under electronic and not conventional steric control. The Si-H bond is heterolytically split by the Ru-S bond of a coordinatively unsaturated cationic ruthenium(II) complex, forming a sulfur-stabilized silicon(More)
New asymmetric conjugate reduction of beta,beta-disubstituted alpha,beta-unsaturated ketones and esters was accomplished with alkoxylhydrosilanes in the presence of chiral rhodium(2,6-bisoxazolinylphenyl) complexes in high yields and high enantioselectivity. (E)-4-Phenyl-3-penten-2-one and (E)-4-phenyl-4-isopropyl-3-penten-2-one were readily reduced at 60(More)