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Self-Assembly of a Confined Rhodium Catalyst for Asymmetric Hydroformylation of Unfunctionalized Internal Alkenes

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posted on 22.02.2016, 05:57 by Tendai Gadzikwa, Rosalba Bellini, Henk L. Dekker, Joost N. H. Reek
A chiral supramolecular ligand has been assembled and applied to the rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric hydroformylation of unfunctionalized internal alkenes. Spatial confinement of the metal center within a chiral pocket results in reversed regioselectivity and remarkable enantioselectivities.