Solution structure and reagent binding of the zinc alkoxide catalyst in the Soai asymmetric autocatalytic reaction

Ilya D. Gridnev, Jörg M. Serafimov, John M. Brown

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Abstract

All square: A {ZnO2} square resting state in autocatalysis is revealed by NMR spectroscopy and endorsed by DFT calculations (see picture). Its dynamic behavior and reversible binding of excess iPr2Zn are defined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4884-4887
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume43
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 20
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alkylation
  • Autocatalysis
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • O ligands
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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