New chiral bis(oxazolinyl)bipyridine ligands and application in the iron catalyzed asymmetric hydrosilylation of ketones

Angela Jalba, Guillaume Levitre, Hoda Keipour, Samuel Lauzon, Thierry Ollevier


C2 symmetrical 6,6′-bis(oxazolinyl)-2,2′-bipyridine (bipybox) chiral ligands have been synthesized from readily available 2,2′-bipyridine. Catalytic asymmetric hydrosilylation of ketones was studied using this family of ligands in the presence of iron(II) acetate.


chiral bisoxazoline; bipyridine; hydrosilylation; iron; ketones

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