Enantioselective incorporation of carbon dioxide into epoxides catalyzed by optically active cobalt(II) complexes

Wataru Yamada, Yasunori Kitaichi, Hirotaka Tanaka, Tomohide Kojima, Mitsuo Sato, Taketo Ikeno, Tohru Yamada

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The enantioselective chemical fixation of CO2 into an epoxide was developed using an optically active ketoimi-natocobalt(II) complex as a chiral Lewis acid. In the presence of a catalytic amount of the cobalt complex and amine base, enantioselective CO2 fixation with an epoxide proceeded with kinetic resolution to afford the corresponding carbonate along with unreacted epoxide, both of which were optically active. To improve their enantioselectivities, the ligand structures of the cobalt complexes and amine bases were examined. Thus, the optimized catalytic system was successfully applied to various epoxides to obtain the corresponding optically active cyclic carbonates and to recover epoxides with good-to-high enantioselectivities.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)1391-1401
ページ数11
ジャーナルBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
80
発行部数7
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2007 12 1

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