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Effector enhanced enantioselective hydroformylation

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In this communication, we report rhodium DIMPhos complexes with an integrated DIM-receptor that can bind carboxylate containing effectors and their application in the rhodium catalyzed hydroformylation reaction. The binding of chiral effectors in non-chiral [Rh(DIMPhos)] catalysts does not lead to enantioselective hydroformylation, but the binding of either achiral or chiral effectors can significantly enhance the enantioselectivity induced by the chiral Rh-metal complexes. For example, the supramolecular complex [Rh]/[1SL3] displays high regio- and enantioselectivity in the hydroformylation of vinyl acetate (72% ee, and b/l >99), whereas in absence of this effector the ee is around 17%.

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18 Sep 2019
29 Oct 2019
First published
29 Oct 2019

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 14151-14154
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Effector enhanced enantioselective hydroformylation

S. Bai, A. M. Kluwer and J. N. H. Reek, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 14151
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC07327B

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