A new chiral bisphosphine, (S,S)-2,2″-bis[(diethylphosphino)methyl]- 1,1″-biferrocene [(S,S)-EtTRAP-H], was synthesized in seven steps in 45% overall yield from ferrocenyloxazoline derived from (S)-valinol. The new chiral phosphine has only planar chirality, and is able to form a trans-chelate metal complex. (S,S)-EtTRAP-H is an effective ligand in rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric hydrosilylation of ketones (up to 94% ee). In particular, the hydrosilylation of 2-octanone yielded (S)-2-octanol with 77% ee.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry