Synthesis of an N-Mesityl Substituted Chiral Imidazolium Salt for NHC-Catalyzed Reactions
journal contributionposted on 06.03.2008, 00:00 by Justin R. Struble, Juthanat Kaeobamrung, Jeffrey W. Bode
A new synthetic approach to chiral imidazolium salts makes possible the first synthesis of an N-mesityl substituted, aminoindanol-derived N-heterocyclic carbene precursor, 1·ClO4. The successful synthesis allows the first direct comparison of otherwise identical imidazolium and triazolium precursors across a number of NHC-catalyzed processes. These studies confirm striking differences in reactivity and mechanism between the two classes.