Bifunctional triflylamide-tethered Cp′Rh and Cp′Ir complexes: A new entry for asymmetric hydrogenation catalysts

Masato Ito, Yoshinori Endo, Noriko Tejima, Takao Ikariya

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A series of triflylamide-tethered Cp′Rh and Cp′Ir complexes, [η51-(CH3)4C 5(CH2)nNTf]M (M = Rh, Ir, n = 2-4), have been newly prepared and their three-legged piano-stool structure has been characterized. The tethered complexes having the (R,R)-MsDPEN ligand have been found to promote asymmetric hydrogenation of acetophenone, which indicates that the introduction of a suitable triflylamide tether unit changes their catalytic function from transfer hydrogenation to hydrogenation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2397-2399
Number of pages3
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 14 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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