Chiral bipyridine-copper(II) complex. Crystal structure and catalytic activity in asymmetric cyclopropanation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1043-1046
Journal / PublicationJournal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 1998


A chiral bipyridine-copper(II) complex has been prepared and its crystal structure determined. The structure involves a CuN2Cl2 compressed tetrahedral stereochemistry. Chiral bipyridine complexes of copper-(I) and -(II) triflate are active catalysts for asymmetric cyclopropanation of alkenes with enantiomeric excesses up to 92%.