Synlett 1999; 1999(12): 1975-1977
DOI: 10.1055/s-1999-2968
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Synthesis of 1,1′-Bis(phosphetano)ferrocenes, a New Class of Chiral Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis

Angela Marinetti* , Francis Labrue, Jean-Pierre Genêt
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31 December 1999 (online)

The C2-symmetric, chiral 1,1′-bis(phosphetano)ferrocenes 1 have been prepared from the cyclic sulfates of optically pure, 1,3-diols. They have been tested in the rhodium catalysed hydrogenation of unsaturated substrates.