Synlett 2001; 2001(1): 0029-0032
DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-9693
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A Simple and very Efficient Route to New Chiral Ferrocenyl Diamines via Diastereoselective Alkylation

Olivier Delacroix* , Sophie Picart-Goetgheluck, Lucien Maciejewski, Jacques Brocard, Guy Nowogrocki
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Publication Date:
31 December 2001 (online)

A new family of chiral ferrocenyl diamines bearing one planar chirality and one or two stereogenic centers has been easily synthesized starting from 2-(N,N-dimethylaminomethyl)ferrocenylcarboxaldehyde (1) via a highly diastereoselective step. All diamines were obtained in high diastereomeric excesses and optical purities (de and ee >98%) and in 80% to 85% yields.