Support of this work by the Swiss National Foundation is gratefully acknowledged (SNF grant 200020-103851).
Rediscovery, Isolation, and Asymmetric Reduction of 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydronaphthalene-1,4-dione and Studies of Its [Cr(CO)3] Complex†
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2005
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 98–101, December 16, 2005
How to Cite
Kündig, E. P., Enríquez García, A., Lomberget, T. and Bernardinelli, G. (2006), Rediscovery, Isolation, and Asymmetric Reduction of 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydronaphthalene-1,4-dione and Studies of Its [Cr(CO)3] Complex. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45: 98–101. doi: 10.1002/anie.200502588
- Issue published online: 14 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 22 NOV 2005
- Manuscript Received: 24 JUL 2005
- arene ligands;
- asymmetric catalysis;
For 25 years it has been known that 1,4-dihydroxynaphthalene and tetrahydronaphthalene-1,4-dione coexist as stable tautomers; however, the dione has now emerged as an interesting starting material for synthesis. Its efficient isolation is reported, and the corresponding [Cr(CO)3] complexes of the two tautomers are prepared, thus leading to efficient desymmetrization using chiral diamine acyl-transfer catalysts (see scheme).