Asymmetric rhodium carbenoid insertion into the Si-H bond.

R.T. Buck, M.P. Doyle, M.J. Drysdale, L. Ferris, D.C. Forbes, David Haigh, C.J. Moody, N.D. Pearson, Q.-L. Zhou

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Buck, Richard T.; Doyle, Michael P.; Drysdale, Martin J.; Ferris, Leigh; Forbes, David C.; Haigh, David; Moody, Christopher J.; Pearson, Neil D.; Zhou, Qi-Lin. Dep. Chemistry, Loughborough Univ., Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK. Tetrahedron Letters (1996), 37(42), 7631-7634. Publisher: Elsevier, CODEN: TELEAY ISSN: 0040-4039. Journal written in English. CAN 125:328854 AN 1996:644681 CAPLUS (Copyright (C) 2009 ACS on SciFinder (R)) Abstract Decompn. of Me 2-diazophenylacetate in the presence of dimethylphenylsilane and a chiral dirhodium(II) catalyst results in Si-H insertion of the intermediate carbenoid to give PhCH(SiMe2Ph)CO2Me with varying degrees of enantioselectivity (up to 47% ee; 47% using (S)-Rh2L4, LH = I).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7631-7634
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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