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1H NMR Chiral Analysis of Charged Molecules via Ion Pairing with Aluminum Complexes

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posted on 11.11.2015, 00:00 by Min-Seob Seo, Hyunwoo Kim
Chiral analysis, such as determination of identity, concentration, and relative ratio of optically active (chiral) molecules, plays an indispensable role in contemporary synthetic, medicinal, and biological chemistry. Here, we describe the selective control of metal-centered chirality in an octahedral geometry to prepare negatively charged AlIII complexes, which can be used as versatile 1H NMR chiral solvating agents for both positively and negatively charged chiral molecules in polar or nonpolar solvents. During the formation of ion pairs between the AlIII complexes and the chiral analytes such as amines and carboxylic acids, the metal-centered chirality in the Al complexes plays a crucial role in providing anisochronous chemical shifts to the 1H NMR spectra. As a chiral solvating agent, AlIII complexes display an unprecedentedly broad substrate scope, good solvent compatibility, and operational simplicity.