Pure Appl. Chem., 2001, Vol. 73, No. 7, pp. 1113-1116
Applications of "planar-chiral" heterocycles in asymmetric catalysis
Abstract: Planar-chiral derivatives of pyridine function as efficient catalysts for processes such as the kinetic resolution of primary amines and the desymmetrization/ring-opening of meso epoxides. Planar-chiral pyrrolyl and phospholyl derivatives serve as effective chiral ligands for a range of metal-catalyzed reactions, including the copper-catalyzed ring-expansion of oxetanes and the rhodium-catalyzed isomerization of allylic alcohols.