A new approach to osmium-catalyzed asymmetric dihydroxylation and aminohydroxylation of olefins

Malin A. Andersson, Robert Epple, Valery V. Fokin, K. Barry Sharpless

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Simple hydroxyamino acid derivatives act as chiral ligands in osmium-catalyzed dihydroxylation and aminohydroxylation of olefins (see scheme). These are the first examples of asymmetric osmium-catalyzed processes proceeding in the second catalytic cycle with resident ligands on the metal center.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-475
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes



  • Alkenes
  • Aminohydroxylation
  • Dihydroxylation
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Osmium

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  • Chemistry(all)

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