The atriopo-enantioselective ring-opening of biaryl lactones with methanol was catalyzed by an optically active AgBF 4-phosphine complex to afford axially chiral biaryl compounds. The addition of triisobutylamine provided a dramatic rate acceleration in the reaction. Various types of axially chiral biaryl compounds were obtained with high enantioselectivity.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
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