Mechanism of enantioselection in Rh-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation. the origin of utmost catalytic performance

Ilya D. Gridnev, Tsuneo Imamoto

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Abstract

This article describes recent developments in the understanding of the mechanism of enantioselection in one of the most efficient artificial catalytic reactions - Rh-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation. Numerous experimental and computational data are consistent with the idea that the enantioselection takes place through the reversible coordination of the double bond in octahedral dihydride complexes, which can happen only if the resulting chelate cycle is formed in the less hindered quadrant. In its main features, this mechanism of generating chirality resembles the recently uncovered three-stage recognition process occurring in enzymatic reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7447-7464
Number of pages18
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 23
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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