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Catalytic Asymmetric Benzidine Rearrangement

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  • Dr. Chandra Kanta De,

    1. Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany)
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  • Dr. Fabio Pesciaioli,

    1. Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Benjamin List

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    1. Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany)
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany)

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  • We gratefully acknowledge generous financial support from the Max-Planck-Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (fellowship for C.K.D).

Abstract

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A chiral Brønsted acid catalyzes the asymmetric benzidine rearrangement of N,N′-dinaphthylhydrazines. Different electronically and structurally diverse axially chiral 2,2′-binaphthyl diamine (BINAM) derivatives are obtained with high enantioselectivity.

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