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Functionalization of Planar Chiral Fused Arene Ruthenium Complexes: Synthesis, X-ray Structures, and Spectroscopic Characterization of Monodentate Triarylphosphines

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posted on 22.02.2016, 13:19 by Philipp Buchgraber, Audrey Mercier, Wee Chuan Yeo, Céline Besnard, E. Peter Kündig
The efficient functionalization of planar chiral ruthenium naphthaleneand ruthenium indenylscaffolds is reported. Mild reaction conditions employing microwave heating have been developed for the derivatization of sensitive cationic naphthalene ruthenium complexes. In particular, a series of novel planar chiral monodentate phosphines and their gold­(I) complexes have been synthesized and fully characterized by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. Furthermore, the electronic properties of these phosphines (L) have been evaluated via the infrared CO stretching frequencies of the corresponding Ni­(CO)3(L) complexes, providing valuable insight for the design and application of these chiral ligands in asymmetric catalysis.

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