Enantiotopic Discrimination by Coordination-Desymmetrized meso-Ligands

Yutang Li, Anna Lidskog, Helena Armengol-Relats, Thanh Huong Pham, Antoine Favraud, Maxime Nicolas, Sami Dawaigher, Zeyun Xiao, Dayou Ma, Emil Lindbäck, Daniel Strand, Kenneth Wärnmark

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The first examples of enantiopure catalysts that are chiral merely due to coordination of different metal ions at enantiotopic positions of an achiral meso-ligand are reported. These catalysts exhibit a pseudo-Cs symmetry and are able to catalyze reactions demanding simultaneous involvement of two catalytic sites. The latter was demonstrated by application in the asymmetric ring-opening of meso-epoxides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1575-1579
Number of pages5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology

Free keywords

  • asymmetric ring opening
  • bissalen
  • pseudo-meso


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