Synthesis of the first chiral, functionalised-bridged resorcinarenes in asymmetric catalysis: Evidence for intracavity asymmetric catalysis

Gareth Arnott, Harry Heaney, Roger Hunter, Philip C. Bulman Page

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Methodology is presented for synthesis of the first examples of chiral, bridged resorcinarenes with functionality in the bridge as possible sites for intracavity asymmetric catalysis. A preliminary study comparing unfunctionalised with functionalised lines using the enantio selective addition of diethylzinc to benzaldehyde as a probe reaction, provides compelling evidence for intracavity catalysis. ((C) Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2004).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5126-5134
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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