Structural requirements in chiral diphosphine-rhodium complexes. VII. Use of Z-methyl-α-acylaminocinnamtes as structural probes for Diop-rhodium(I) complexes.

Robert Glaser, Shimona Geresh

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Abstract

(+)-(25,3S)-DIOP was used in neutral rhodium(I)-diphosphime complexes to catalyze the asymmetric hydrogenation of Z-methyl-u-acylaminocimnamates. Increasing steric bulk in the acyl function (NHCOR, where R is a hydrocarbon moiety) resulted in a decrease in optical purity of the N-acylphenylalanine methyl ester products. The optical purity decreased from 69 % ee (S) [Me], 15 % ee (S) [i-Pr], to 0 % ee [t-Bu and 1-adamantyl]. The α-formamido substrate decreased in optical purity [58 % ee (S)] relative to the Me analogue. The a-trifluoroacetamido analogue gave a reversal in chirality [22 % ee (R)].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2527-2530
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume18
Issue number29
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1977

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