Supramolecular double helical Cu(I) complexes for asymmetric cyclopropanation

Chi Tung Yeung, Ho Lun Yeung, Chui Shan Tsang, Wai Yeung WONG, Hoi Lun Kwong*

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Chiral double-stranded helicates, formed between Cu(I) ion and C 2-symmetric oligopyridines, were used for catalytic asymmetric cyclopropanation of alkenes; low catalyst loadings (0.2 mol%), high TONs (up to 404) and short reaction times (30-60 min) were achieved with [Cu 2L2]OTf2 (L = chiral C2-symmetric terpyridine).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5203-5205
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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