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New Scaffold for Asymmetric Catalysis via Salen-Metal Complexes
J. D. White*, S. Shaw
Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
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.