Rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis of spirosilabifluorene derivatives

Yoichiro Kuninobu, Kanae Yamauchi, Naoya Tamura, Takayuki Seiki, Kazuhiko Takai

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Si goes chiral: Treatment of a bis(biphenyl)silane with a catalytic amount of a rhodium complex gave a spirosilabifluorene bearing a quaternary silicon atom. By using a rhodium catalyst with a chiral phosphine ligand (see scheme), asymmetric dehydrogenative cyclization proceeded to give chiral derivatives in good yields and enantioselectivities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1520-1522
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 28 2013


  • C-H activation
  • asymmetric synthesis
  • rhodium
  • silicon
  • synthetic methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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