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Iron bis(oxazoline) complexes in asymmetric catalysis


Asymmetric reactions catalyzed by iron complexes have attracted considerable attention because iron is a ubiquitous, inexpensive, and environmentally benign metal. Various chiral iron complexes can be prepared from bis(oxazoline) ligands and be used in asymmetric reactions. This overview charts the development and application of chiral iron bis(oxazoline) and pyridine-2,6-bis(oxazoline) catalysts through their most prominent and innovative uses in asymmetric catalysis, especially in Lewis acid and oxidation catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Iron bis(oxazoline) complexes in asymmetric catalysis

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18 Aug 2015
16 Oct 2015
First published
23 Oct 2015
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 41-48

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Iron bis(oxazoline) complexes in asymmetric catalysis

T. Ollevier, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 41 DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01357G

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