Cyclo[-His-His-] derived C2-symmetric diketopiperazine as chiral ligand for asymmetric diels-alder reactions

Masahiro Furutani, Seiji Sakamoto, Kazuaki Kudo

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A cyclic dipeptide based chiral ligand, cyclo[-His(Tr)-His(Tr)-] (Tr = triphenylmethyl), was designed and prepared through bis-(τ)-tritylation of two imidazole rings of cyclo[-His-His-]. The complex prepared in situ by mixing Cu(OTf)2 with equimolar amount of this ligand successfully catalyzed asymmetric Diels-Alder reactions in fair to good yields and moderate selectivities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1171-1176
Number of pages6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 1


  • Bidentate Ligand
  • Cu-Gatalyzed Reaction
  • Cyclic Dipeptide
  • Enantioselectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Organic Chemistry

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