An Asymmetric Hydroformylation Catalyst that Delivers Branched Aldehydes from Alkyl Alkenes

Gary M Noonan, José Antonio Fuentes García, Christopher J. Cobley, Matt Clarke

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Abstract

Surprising selectivity: The first enantioselective hydroformylations of simple alkenes of type RCH2CH=CH2 to preferentially deliver the branched aldehyde product have been discovered using a new chiral ligand, named bobphos (see scheme). Established ligands are unselective in this reaction or show a slight preference towards the linear aldehyde.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2477-2480
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume51
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2012

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