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The debut of chiral cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs) in enantioselective catalysis

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Abstract

The popularity of NHCs in transition metal catalysis has prompted the development of chiral versions as electron-rich neutral stereodirecting ancillary ligands for enantioselective transformations. Herein we demonstrate that cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (CAAC) ligands can also engage in asymmetric transformations, thereby expanding the toolbox of available chiral carbenes.

Graphical abstract: The debut of chiral cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs) in enantioselective catalysis

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Submitted
10 Jun 2019
Accepted
26 Jun 2019
First published
06 Jul 2019

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2019,10, 7807-7811
Article type
Edge Article

The debut of chiral cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs) in enantioselective catalysis

D. Pichon, M. Soleilhavoup, J. Morvan, G. P. Junor, T. Vives, C. Crévisy, V. Lavallo, J. Campagne, M. Mauduit, R. Jazzar and G. Bertrand, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 7807
DOI: 10.1039/C9SC02810B

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