A set of chiral aziridino alcohols has been synthesised, either from amino acids (serine, threonine or allo-threonine) or via Sharpless asymmetric aminohydroxylation/dihydroxylation of simple prochiral olefins. The ligands mediate the addition of diethylzinc to N-phosphinoylimines, with up to 94% enantiomeric excess. A possible transition state for the addition reaction is proposed.
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|