Synthesis 2007(16): 2461-2470  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-983787
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Synthesis and Applications of 3-[6-(Hydroxymethyl)pyridin-2-yl]-1,1′-bi-2-naphthols or 3,3′-Bis[6-(hydroxymethyl)pyridin-2-yl]-1,1′-bi-2-naphthols

Li Ma, Rin-Zhe Jin, Guang-Hua Lü, Zhen Bian, Meng-Xian Ding, Lian-Xun Gao*
State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, P. R. of China
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Received 9 January 2007
Publication Date:
12 July 2007 (online)


A series of new 1,1′-bi-2-naphthol (BINOL) derived ligands, 3-[6-(hydroxymethyl)pyridin-2-yl]-BINOLs or 3,3′-bis[6-(hydroxymethyl)pyridin-2-yl]-BINOLs, bearing one or two chiral pyridinylmethanols attached to a binaphthyl skeleton, have been synthesized using the Suzuki cross-coupling reaction. The resulting compounds have been used as ligands in the enantioselective addition of diethylzinc to aldehydes; the products were obtained with up to 96% ee.


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The product with one MOM removed was determined by 1H NMR.