Science in China Series B

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 81–87 | Cite as

Rhodium catalyzed asymmetric Pauson-Khand reaction using SDP ligands

  • Fan Baomin 
  • Li Shen 
  • Xie Jianhua 
  • Wang Lixin 
  • Tu Yongqiang 
  • Zhou Qilin Email author


The activity and enantiocontrol ability of the chiral catalysts prepared from spiro di-phosphine ligands, SDP, and rhodium precursor were investigated in the asymmetric catalytic Pauson-Khand reaction. The results showed that SDP ligands were very effective in Rh-catalyzed Pauson-Khand reaction, and their complexes with rhodium could convert a variety of 1,6-enyne compounds into bicyclopentone derivatives under CO atmosphere in high yields with good enantioselectivities. The SbF 6 was found to be a suitable counter anion of the catalyst, and 1,2-dichloroethane was the best choice of the solvent for Pauson-Khand reaction.


Pauson-Khand reaction asymmetric catalysis diphosphine ligand rhodium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fan Baomin 
    • 1
  • Li Shen 
    • 2
  • Xie Jianhua 
    • 2
  • Wang Lixin 
    • 2
  • Tu Yongqiang 
    • 1
  • Zhou Qilin 
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic ChemistryLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Elemento-organic ChemistryNankai UniversityTianjinChina

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