First X-ray Structure of a N-Naphthaloyl Tethered Chiral Dirhodium(II) Complex: Structural Basis for Tether Substitution

Ashraf Ghanem, Michael Gardiner, Paul Müller, Rachel Williamson

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Good‐ee! The first one‐pot olefin cyclopropanation that gives high ee is reported. The optimized catalyst is the 4‐Br‐substituted chiral paddle‐wheel tetracarboxylatodirhodium(II) complex based on N‐naphthaloyl‐(S)‐tert‐leucinate. X‐ray structural analysis of the parent catalyst reveals a square chiral crown cavity shrouding the axial coordination site.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3291-3295
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry: A European Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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