First examples of the catalytic asymmetric ring-opening of meso 1,2-dioxines utilising cobalt(II) complexes with optically active tetradentate Schiff base ligands: Formation of enantio-enriched cyclopropanes

Thomas D. Avery, Natalie F. Jenkins, Marc C. Kimber, David W. Lupton, Dennis K. Taylor

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Abstract

The combination of chiral cobalt β-ketoiminato or cobalt salen complexes and meso 1,2-dioxines leads to catalytic asymmetric ring-opening affording enantio-enriched cis γ-hydroxy enones; subsequent capture by an ylide affords enantio-enriched cyclopropanes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-29
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2002

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