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Ir-Catalyzed enantioselective group transfer reactions

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Recently, several novel iridium complexes have been shown to catalyse group transfer reactions in a highly selective fashion. Rhodium complexes, and in particular dirhodium tetracarboxylate salts, have proven to be a remarkably useful class of catalysts for these reactions through several decades of development. Recent results suggest that iridium may offer opportunities to address challenges in this chemistry and provide complementary reactivity patterns. This tutorial review outlines the recent developments in Ir-catalyzed enantioselective group transfer chemistry with highlights on examples which display this unique reactivity.

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28 Apr 2015
First published
05 Jun 2015

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015,44, 5969-5980
Article type
Tutorial Review

Ir-Catalyzed enantioselective group transfer reactions

A. G. Schafer and S. B. Blakey, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 5969
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00354G

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