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Synthesis and Application of Planar-Chiral Phosphaferrocene-Oxazolines, a New Class of P,N-Ligands

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posted on 21.10.2000 by Ryo Shintani, Michael M.-C. Lo, Gregory C. Fu
The synthesis of several phosphaferrocene-oxazolines, members of a new family of planar-chiral ligands, is described. These bidentate P,N-ligands are applied to enantioselective palladium-catalyzed allylic alkylations, for which it is shown that the planar-chirality of the phosphaferrocene, not the chirality of the oxazoline, determines the stereochemical outcome of the reaction.