Versatile syntheses of optically pure PCE pincer ligands : facile modifications of the pendant arms and ligand backbones
Tay, Wee Shan
Pullarkat, Sumod Appukuttan
Date of Issue2015
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
A series of chiral C-stereogenic PCP and PCN ligand precursors were prepared in situ from inexpensive achiral starting materials via a simple catalytic asymmetric P–H addition reaction in good overall yields. This facile catalytic method of preparing the ligand backbones renders easy and economical modifications of the electronically crucial para-substituent, chiral functionalities, and donor atoms for different transition metal ions. A one-pot synthetic procedure was used efficiently to prepare the corresponding optically pure pincer complexes. All the new complexes were characterized by NMR and mass spectroscopy. The molecular structures of several selected complexes have also been elucidated by X-ray crystallography. Preliminary studies indicated that minor structural changes on these novel pincer complexes affect their chemical properties significantly when they were applied as catalysts for the reaction between diphenylphosphine and chalcone.
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© 2015 American Chemical Society. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Organometallics, American Chemical Society. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00132].