Polystyrene-supported cu(II)-R-Box as recyclable catalyst in asymmetric Friedel–Crafts reaction

V. G. Desyatkin, M. V. Anokhin, Valentin Rodionov, I. P. Beletskaya

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The complex of copper(II) trifluoromethanesulfonate with chiral isopropyl bis(oxazoline) ligand (i-Pr-Box) was immobilized on accessible and inexpensive Merrifield resin according to a “click” procedure. The resulting catalyst showed high efficiency and recyclability in the asymmetric Friedel–Crafts alkylation of indole and its derivatives. The catalyst can be recycled five times without appreciable loss in activity and enantioselectivity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1717-1727
Number of pages11
JournalRussian Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number12
StatePublished - Feb 14 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This study was performed under financial support by the Russian Science Foundation (project no. 14-23-00186).


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