Immobilization of chiral ligands on polymer fibers by electron beam induced grafting and applications in enantioselective catalysis

S Degni, CE Wilen, Reko Leino

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    Styrenic TADDOL and L-prolinol-derived monomers were immobilized on polyethylene fibers by electron beam induced preirradiation grafting using styrene as comonomer. The polymer-supported chiral ligands were utilized as catalysts in the asymmetric addition of diethylzinc to benzaldehyde. Fiber-bound titanium TADDOLate gave a quantitative conversion of benzaldehyde to 1-phenylpropan-1-ol in a 97:3 S/R enantiomeric ratio. The catalyst was successfully regenerated and employed in subsequent reactions with retention of high enantioselectivities.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)2551–2554
    Number of pages4
    JournalOrganic Letters
    Issue number16
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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