Application of transmetalation to the synthesis of planar chiral and chiral-at-metal iridacycles

Arthurs, Ross A., Hughes, David L., Horton, Peter N., Coles, Simon J. and Richards, Christopher J. ORCID: (2019) Application of transmetalation to the synthesis of planar chiral and chiral-at-metal iridacycles. Organometallics, 38 (5). 1099–1107. ISSN 0276-7333

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Diastereoselective lithiation of (S)-2-ferrocenyl-4-(1-methylethyl)oxazoline followed by addition of HgCl2 resulted in the formation by transmetallation of an (S,Sp)-configured mercury substituted complex. Addition to this of [Cp*IrCl2]2 and tetrabutylammonium chloride resulted in a second transmetallation reaction and formation of an (S,Sp,RIr)-configured chloride-substituted half-sandwich iridacycle as exclusively a single diastereoisomer. By reversing the lithiation diastereoselectivity by use of a deuterium blocking group an alternative (S,Rp,SIr)-configured iridacycle was synthesised similarly. Use of (R)-Ugi’s amine as substrate in the lithiation/double transmetallation sequence gave a (R,Sp,SIr)-configured half-sandwich iridacycle, complexes of this type being previously unavailable by direct cycloiridation. Lithium to gold transmetallation was also demonstrated with the synthesis of an (S,Sp)-configured Au(I) ferrocenyloxazoline derivative. Use of the (S,Rp,SIr)-iridacycle as a catalyst for the formation of a chiral product by reductive amination with azeotropic HCO2H/NEt3 resulted in a racemate.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Chemistry of Materials and Catalysis
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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 13:30
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 21:41
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00905


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