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Golden Opportunities in Stereoselective Catalysis†
Article first published online: 12 FEB 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 12, pages 2178–2181, March 7, 2008
How to Cite
Bongers, N. and Krause, N. (2008), Golden Opportunities in Stereoselective Catalysis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 2178–2181. doi: 10.1002/anie.200704729
- Issue published online: 3 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 12 FEB 2008
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
- European Community
- Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
- chirality transfer;
- ion pairs
A golden future: The recent discoveries in stereoselective gold catalysis are extremely promising. Transfer of chirality or the generation of new stereogenic centers from prochiral substrates on application of chiral gold catalysts occur with excellent enantioselectivities. New concepts, such as the use of gold catalysts with chiral counterions, help to improve selectivities (see scheme, dppm=bis(diphenylphosphanyl)methane).