Deprotonation of organic compounds bearing acid protons promoted by metal amido complexes with chiral diamine ligands leading to new organometallic compounds

Kunihiko Murata, Hirokazu Konishi, Masato Ito, Takao Ikariya

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Well-defined 16-electron metal amido complexes bearing chiral Ts-diamine ligands readily react with nitromethane, acetone, or phenylacetylene to give new organometallic compounds in almost quantitative yields. For example, an Ir amido complex, Cp*Ir[(R,R)Tscydn], reacts with nitromethane at room temperature to give quantitatively a nitromethyl Ir complex, Cp*Ir(CH2NO2)[(R,R)-Tscydn], as a single diastereomer. The isolable organometallic compounds with chiral amine ligands are relevant to active catalysts for asymmetric C-C bond formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 4 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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