Can we measure catalyst efficiency in asymmetric chemical reactions? A theoretical approach

Shaimaa El-Fayyoumy, Matthew H. Todd, Christopher J. Richards

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The discovery that palladacycles are efficient catalysts for the allylic imidate rearrangement has resulted in the successful application of several such complexes to this reaction based on planar chiral iron and cobalt containing metallocenes. These palladacycles enable the efficient and highly enantioselective synthesis of a wide variety of protected allylic amines, which are valuable building blocks for use in asymmetric synthesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1726-1740
Number of pages15
JournalBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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