Ru-catalyzed β-selective and enantioselective addition of amines to styrenes initiated by direct arene-exchange

Maiko Otsuka, Hiroya Yokoyama, Kohei Endo, Takanori Shibata

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    A catalytic β-selective addition of amines to styrenes proceeded in the presence of cationic Ru complexes combined with diphosphine ligands. In the reaction of α-methylstyrene, an enantioselective addition was achieved by using xylylBINAP.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3815-3818
    Number of pages4
    JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
    Issue number19
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 21


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Biochemistry

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