Carbohydrate-based N-heterocyclic carbenes for enantioselective catalysis

Alexander S. Henderson, John F. Bower*, M. Carmen Galan

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Versatile syntheses of C2-linked and C2-symmetric carbohydrate-based imidazol(in)ium salts from functionalised amino-carbohydrate derivatives are reported. The novel NHCs were ligated to [Rh(COD)Cl]2 and evaluated in Rh-catalysed asymmetric hydrosilylation of ketones with good yields and promising enantioselectivities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9180-9183
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number45
Early online date30 Sept 2014
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2014

Structured keywords

  • BCS and TECS CDTs


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