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Asymmetric Synthesis by Homogeneous Catalysis

  1. Patrick J. Walsh

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0015

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Walsh, P. J. 2011. Asymmetric Synthesis by Homogeneous Catalysis . Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

Abstract

This section describes new approaches to asymmetric catalysis including screening mixtures of chiral ligands, applications of normally unresolvable ligands, chiral poisoning, asymmetric activation of racemic catalysts, asymmetric activation of enantioenriched catalysts, optimization of enantioselective catalysts using achiral and meso ligands, and combinatorial methods for catalyst generation.

Keywords:

  • enantioselective catalysis;
  • asymmetric catalysis;
  • asymmetric synthesis;
  • chiral poisoning;
  • asymmetric activation;
  • asymmetric hydrogenation;
  • asymmetric alkylation;
  • conjugate addition;
  • salen complexes;
  • asymmetric Diels–Alder reaction