trans-Chelating Chiral Diphosphane Ligands Bearing Flexible P-Alkyl Substituents (AlkylTRAPs) and their Application to the Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrosilylation of Simple Ketones

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  • Dr. Masaya Sawamura,

    1. Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-01 (Japan), Telefax: Int. code + (75)753-5668
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  • Ryoichi Kuwano,

    1. Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-01 (Japan), Telefax: Int. code + (75)753-5668
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  • Prof. Dr. Yoshihiko Ito

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-01 (Japan), Telefax: Int. code + (75)753-5668
    • Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-01 (Japan), Telefax: Int. code + (75)753-5668
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Abstract

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Not bulky substituents but flexible alkyl groups led to the hitherto highest enantioselectivities for the asymmetric hydrosilylation of simple ketones catalyzed by diphosphanerhodium complexes. The reduction of acetophenone in the presence of the diphosphane ligand 1, R = nPr,nBu, gave 92% ee, whereas with 1, R = Ph and R = iPr, ee values of only 15% and 1%, respectively, were achieved.

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