The Stereochemistry of Organometallic Compounds. XXI Asymmetric Addition of Hydrogen Cyanide to Alkenes Catalysed by Zerovalent Metal Compounds

Patricia S. Elmes, W. Roy Jackson

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[(+)-(diop)]2Pd and [(+)-(diop)], Ni have been prepared and used as catalysts for the asymmetric addition of hydrogen cyanide to alkenes. The corresponding complex of platinum with diop has also been prepared and found to be less useful as a catalyst as were the complexes of these three metals with other chelating diphosphines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2041-2051
Number of pages11
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982

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