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The asymmetric hydrogenation of β-amino nitroolefins has been successfully achieved by rhodium/bis(phosphine)-thiourea L1 with excellent enantioselectivities and yields (up to 96% ee, 96% yield, >99% conversion, TON up to 1000) under mild conditions. Chiral β-amino nitroalkane products and their derivatives are versatile intermediates in organic synthesis.
Hydrogenation of a series of cyclic beta-(acylamino)acrylates with tetrasubstituted olefins has been accomplished successfully with the use of Ru catalysts with chiral biaryl ligands such as C3-TunaPhos, and up to over 99% ee's have been achieved. This methodology provides an efficient catalytic method for the synthesis of both cis and trans chiral cyclic… (More)
A new class of conformationally rigid phosphino-oxazoline ligands 3 were synthesized via an efficient ortho-substitution of phenyl glycinol as the key step. Divergent synthetic routes for easy ligand modulation, as well as a procedure suitable for scale-up synthesis, were established. The catalytic potential of ligands 3 has been demonstrated in the highly… (More)
A highly reactive Ag(I)-catalyzed [3 + 2] cycloaddition of azomethine ylides is founded using AgOAc as the catalytic precursor and phosphines as ligands. Using a new bis-ferrocenyl amide phosphine (FAP) as the ligand, we found that high enantioselectivities (up to 97% ee) have been achieved in the [3 + 2] cycloaddition of azomethine ylides. Up to four… (More)
Highly enantioselective hydrogenation of seven-membered cyclic imines, substituted dibenzo[b,f][1,4]oxazepines, was achieved, with up to 94% ee, by using the [Ir(COD)Cl](2)/(S)-Xyl-C(3)*-TunePhos complex as the catalyst in the presence of morpholine-HCl.
[reaction: see text] A new class of triazole-based monophosphine 1 (ClickPhos) has been prepared via efficient 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of readily available azides and acetylenes. Palladium complexes derived from these ligands provide highly active catalysts for Suzuki-Miyaura coupling and amination reactions of aryl chlorides.
A novel pathway for the homocoupling reaction has been achieved using a similar protocol as the cross-coupling reaction. Ethyl bromoacetate is chosen to initiate the coupling reaction through oxidative addition to a Pd(0) species, and an PdBr(enolate) intermediate is formed. This intermediate can undergo double transmetalation with an alkynyl copper… (More)
The development of new chiral ligands plays a crucial role in expanding the utility of transition metal catalyzed asymmetric reactions. A major research goal in asymmetric catalysis is to impart high enantioselectivity and activity to important reactions by the invention of new chiral ligands and the optimization of reaction conditions for use of these… (More)
This Account outlines our efforts in ligand development for asymmetric hydrogenation. The successful development of three classes of ligands is presented, including (1) ligands with phosphocyclic motifs, (2) ligands with atropisomeric backbones, and (3) bisphosphine ligands inspired by the structure of 2,3-… (More)