Chiral zinc(II) bipyridine complex. Crystal structure and catalytic activity in asymmetric allylation reaction

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-632
Journal / PublicationNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999


A chiral bipyridine zinc(II) complex, Zn(L)Cl2 (L = chiral bipyridine), has been prepared and characterized by usual spectroscopic means and X-ray crystallography. Reaction of Zn(L)Cl2 with AgCF3SO3 gave Zn(L)(CF3SO3)2 in situ; this complex is an active catalyst for allylation of aldehydes with enantiomeric excesses up to 60%.