Synfacts 2011(8): 0857-0857  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1260828
Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis and Stereoselective Reactions
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New Scaffold for Asymmetric Catalysis via Salen-Metal Complexes

Contributor(s): Hisashi Yamamoto, Patrick Brady
J. D. White*, S. Shaw
Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
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Publication Date:
20 July 2011 (online)


The development of new chiral ligands for asymmetric catalysis remains a difficult yet important challenge in organic chemistry. This newly developed salen ligand was successfully applied to the asymmetric allylation and hetero-­Diels-Alder cycloaddition with favorable results compared to other salen scaffolds.