An enantioselective artificial Suzukiase based on the biotin–streptavidin technology†
Introduction of a biotinylated monophosphine palladium complex within streptavidin affords an enantioselective artificial Suzukiase. Site-directed mutagenesis allowed the optimization of the activity and the enantioselectivity of this artificial metalloenzyme. A variety of atropisomeric biaryls were produced in good yields and up to 90% ee. The hybrid catalyst described herein shows comparable TOF to the previous aqueous-asymmetric Suzuki catalysts, and excellent stability under the reaction conditions to realize higher TON through longer reaction time.