Base free dynamic kinetic resolution of secondary alcohols using ‘piano stool’ complexes of N-heterocyclic carbenes

Andrew Marr, C.L. Pollock, Graham Saunders

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Abstract

Piano stool complexes of rhodium and iridium activated by fluorinated and non-fluorinated N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands were shown to be catalysts for racemization in the one-pot chemoenzymic dynamic kinetic resolution (DKR) of secondary alcohols. Excellent conversions and good enantioselectivities were observed for alkyl aryl and dialkyl secondary alcohols.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3283-3285
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume26(14)
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02 May 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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