Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 55, Issue 5, pp 821–827

Anionic chiral cobalt(III) complexes as catalysts of asymmetric synthesis of cyanohydrins

Authors

  • Yu. N. Belokon’
    • A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement CompoundsRussian Academy of Sciences
  • V. I. Maleev
    • A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement CompoundsRussian Academy of Sciences
  • I. L. Mal’fanov
    • Department of ChemistryKaliningrad State University
  • T. F. Savel’eva
    • A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement CompoundsRussian Academy of Sciences
  • N. S. Ikonnikov
    • A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement CompoundsRussian Academy of Sciences
  • A. G. Bulychev
    • Department of ChemistryKaliningrad State University
  • D. L. Usanov
    • Higher Chemical CollegeRussian Academy of Sciences
  • D. A. Kataev
    • Higher Chemical CollegeRussian Academy of Sciences
  • M. North
    • School of Natural Sciences, Bedson BuildingUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11172-006-0338-4

Cite this article as:
Belokon’, Y.N., Maleev, V.I., Mal’fanov, I.L. et al. Russ Chem Bull (2006) 55: 821. doi:10.1007/s11172-006-0338-4

Abstract

Chiral coordinatively saturated cobalt(III) complexes with Schiff bases of enantio-pure amino acids are formed as Λ and Δ-isomers, which are not transformed into each other under normal conditions. These complexes catalyze the formation of enantiomerically enriched cyanohydrins from aldehydes and Me3SiCN under homo-and heterogeneous catalysis.

Key words

enantioselective phase transfer catalysischiral cobalt(III) complexescyanohydrinsaldehydestrimethylsilyl cyanideamino acidssalens

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