Optically active diphosphine (S,S)-2,2-bis[(diethylphosphino)methyl]- 1,1-biferrocene (abbreviated to (S,S)-EtTRAP-H) was synthesized from ferrocenyloxazoline derived from-L-valinol in 47% overall yield. The new chiral ligand, (S,S)-EtTRAP-H, which coordinates to a rhodium atom in a trans-chelating manner, was effective for asymmetric hydrosilylation of ketones to give optically active secondary alcohols with up to 94% ee.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry