A new class of chiral monodentate ligands - carborane-containing thiophosphites have been synthesized and tested in the Rh-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of prochiral olefins with the result of up to 99% ee. The dependence of the enantioselectivity on the electronic properties of the carboranyl substituent has been studied. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Lyubimov, S. E., Davankov, V. A., Petrovskii, P. V., Hey-Hawkins, E., Tyutyunov, A. A., Rys, E. G., & Kalinin, V. N. (2008). Chiral carborane-derived thiophosphites: A new generation of ligands for Rh-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 693(25), 3689–3691. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2008.09.032