Chiral Ferrocenes in Asymmetric Catalysis: Synthesis and Applications

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Li-Xin Dai, Xue-Long Hou
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 22, 2010 - Science - 431 pages
This book meets the long-felt need for a reference on ferrocenes with the focus on catalysis. It provides a thorough overview of the synthesis and characterization of different types of chiral ferrocene ligands, their application to various catalytic asymmetric reactions, and versatile chiral materials as well as drug intermediates synthesized from them. Written by the "who's who" of ferrocene catalysis, this is a guide to the design of new ferrocene ligands and synthesis of chiral synthetic intermediates, and will thus be useful for organic, catalytic and synthetic chemists working in academia, industrial research or process development.

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Stereoselective Synthesis of Planar Chiral Ferrocenes
Chiral Ferrocenes in Asymmetric Catalysis Edited by LiXin Dai and XueLong
Bidentate 12Ferrocenyl Diphosphine Ligands
NOBidentate Ferrocenyl Ligands
Symmetrical 110Bidentate Ferrocenyl Ligands
Unsymmetrical 110Bidentate Ferrocenyl Ligands
Sulfur and SeleniumContaining Ferrocenyl Ligands
Applications of Aza and Phosphaferrocenes and Related
Metallocyclic Ferrocenyl Ligands
A Show Case of the Most Effective Chiral Ferrocene Ligands
4 4 Allylic Substitution with Acyclic Ketone Enolate as Nucleophile
1 3 Hydrogenation of Dehydro aAmino Acid
6 Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation
5 2 Aryl Transfer with Triphenylborane
6 Cycloadditions

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About the author (2010)

Li-Xin Dai is Professor at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He graduated from Zhejiang University in 1947 and joined the SIOC in 1953. He is the Honorary President of Shanghai Society of Chemistry and Chemical Industry, and the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry in Nankai University. His research interests include the design of chiral ligands and their applications in asymmetric catalysis. He was elected as the Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1993. He has authored over 150 scientific publications and has received numerous scientific awards, including Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize and the National Natural Science Award of China.

Xue-Long Hou received his PhD in 1986 from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences under the mentorship of Professors Wei Yuan Huang of SIOC and Henry N.C. Wong of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship and completed two years of postdoctoral research with Professor Emanuel Vogel at Cologne University, Germany. He is currently Professor at the SIOC and his research interests include OMCOS, the design of chiral ligands and their applications in asymmetric catalysis and the transformation of organic molecules under non-metal conditions.

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