An iridium-chiral diphosphine complex was used to catalyze an enantioselective [2+2+2] cycloaddition of oxygen- and nitrogen-bridged triynes with ortho-substituted aryl groups on their termini. ortho-Diarylbenzenes with atropisomeric chiralities were obtained in high yield and enantiomeric excess.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry