Synthesis 2021; 53(09): 1570-1583
DOI: 10.1055/a-1344-2473
short review

Visible-Light-Promoted Asymmetric Catalysis by Chiral Complexes of First-Row Transition Metals

Yanjun Li
,
Ziqi Ye
,
Jiaxin Cai
,
Lei Gong
We gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grants no. 22071209, 21572184), the Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province (China) (grant no. 2017J06006), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (grant no. 20720190048).


Abstract

This short review presents an overview of visible-light-driven asymmetric catalysis by chiral complexes of first-row transition metals. The processes described here include dual catalysis by a chiral complex of copper, nickel, cobalt, or chromium and an additional photoredox or energy-transfer catalyst, and bifunctional catalysis by a single chiral copper or nickel catalyst. These methods allow valuable transformations with high functional group compatibility. They provide stereoselective construction of carbon–carbon or carbon–heteroatom bonds under mild conditions, and produce a diverse range of previously unknown enantioenriched compounds.

1 Introduction

2 Nickel-Based Photocatalytic Asymmetric Catalysis

3 Copper-Based Photocatalytic Asymmetric Catalysis

4 Photocatalytic Asymmetric Catalysis by Chiral Complexes of Cobalt or Chromium

5 Conclusion



Publication History

Received: 23 November 2020

Accepted after revision: 30 December 2020

Publication Date:
30 December 2020 (online)

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