Reactivity patterns in cationic tricarbonyliron complexes: crystallographic proof of stereoselectivity in long range asymmetric induction in the 1,3/1 ',2 ' series

Christopher E. Anson, Richard D. A. Hudson, Donald G. Smyth, G. Richard Stephenson

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The analysis of patterns of regioselectivity in cyclohexadienyl complexes illustrates the versatility and power of the iron-based methodology in reaction sequences that make multiple use of the metal to establish a series of chiral centres, The conversion of tricarbonyl(eta (4)-cyclohexadienone)iron(0) into the dimethyl malonate adduct 4, which contains two chiral centres at carbon besides the controlling chirality of the tricarbonyliron complex itself, provides an example of long-range asymmetric induction. The relative stereochemistry of the 1,3/1',2' product has been defined as S,S,R*,R*. Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventXIIIth FECHEM Conference on Organometallic Chemistry - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 29 Aug 19993 Sep 1999

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