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Synthesis of Planar Chiral Ru Complexes through Asymmetric Hydrogenolysis
A. Mercier, W. C. Yeo, J. Chou, P. D. Chaudhuri, G. Bernardinelli, E. P. Kündig*
University of Geneva, Switzerland
20 November 2009 (online)
The authors have developed the first catalytic desymmetrization of ruthenium complexes via palladium-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenolysis. The desired planar chiral planar ruthenium complexes were obtained in good yields and excellent enantioselectivities. Furthermore, the authors have established a convenient microwave-assisted synthesis of [RuCp(MeCN)3][PF6] from readily available starting ruthenocene.