Rhodium(II)-catalyzed asymmetric sulfur(VI) reduction of diazo sulfonylamidines

Nicklas Selander, Valery V. Fokin

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Diazo sulfonylamidines readily undergo enantioselective oxygen transfer from sulfur to carbon atom in the presence of chiral rhodium(II) carboxylates resulting in chiral sulfinylamidines. This unusual asymmetric atom transfer "reduction" occurs rapidly under mild conditions, and sulfinylamidines are obtained in excellent yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2477-2480
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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