DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1590903
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Design and Synthesis of Enantiopure Tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl) Borate Analogues for Asymmetric Counteranion Directed Catalysis

Chandra Kanta De, Raja Mitra, Benjamin List*
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, 45470, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany   Email:
Funding from the Max-Planck-Society and the European Research Council (Advanced Grant CHAOS) is gratefully acknowledged.
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Publication History

Received: 13 June 2017

Accepted after revision: 16 August 2017

Publication Date:
30 August 2017 (eFirst)

Published as part of the Cluster Silicon in Synthesis and Catalysis


The design and five-step synthesis of chiral tetrakis(pentafluo­rophenyl) borate analogues from commercially available enantiopure BINOL is described. The chiral anions have been tested in a catalytic asymmetric Mukaiyama aldol reaction.