Modular Spiro Bidentate Nitrogen Ligands - Synthesis, Resolution and Application in Asymmetric Catalysis

Xavier Sala, Eduardo Garcia, Zoraida Freixa, Jordi Benet-Buchholz, Piet W. N. M. van Leeuwen

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Abstract

A family of new modular, chiral, bidentate, nitrogen-donor ligands containing the large spirobi(chroman) backbone 1 (SPAN) has been prepared. Enantiopure diamines containing the nitrogen donors at the 8,8' positions of spirobi(chroman) 1 have been synthesized through the resolution of the 8,8'-diamino racemate 3. Accordingly, secondary and tertiary amines [(+)-6/(-)-6 and (+)-5/(-)-5, respectively] and imino derivatives [(+)-7/(-)-7] were obtained in both enantiomeric forms. A new SPAN derivative incorporating aldehyde groups at: the 8,8' positions of the spirobi(chroman) unit: [(+)9/(-)-9] has been synthesized with the aim to extend the ligand library by means of Schiff base chemistry. The derivatization of the isolated enantiomers of 9 obtained by diastereomer resolution gave derivatives containing the nitrogen atoms at the benzylic positions. The syntheses of ligands (+)-10/(-)-10, (+)-11 and (+)-12 illustrate the scope of this methodology. The coordination ability of ligand (-)-3 has been tested by the synthesis and characterization of complex [Pd(OAc)(2)((-)-3)] [(-)-13]. Some preliminary results related to the oxidative kinetic resolution of 1-phenylethanol with this Pd complex are reported. ((C) Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2008)
Original languageEnglish
JournalEUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Issue number36
Pages (from-to)6197-6205
ISSN1434-193X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CHEMISTRY,
  • TRANSITION-METAL COMPLEXES
  • OXIDATIVE KINETIC RESOLUTION
  • CHIRAL 2,2'-BIPYRIDINES
  • COORDINATION CHEMISTRY
  • HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSIS
  • COPPER(II) COMPLEXES
  • SECONDARY ALCOHOLS
  • ALLYLIC OXIDATION
  • CHELATING LIGANDS
  • DONOR LIGANDS

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